Les Miles looked over a five-receiver passing scheme this morning as the media session ended on the first practice of LSU fall camp.
Quarterbacks Zach Mettenberger and Stephen Rivers watched as assistant Steve Kragthorpe explained the scheme, that included wide receivers James Wright, Kadrone Boone and Odell Beckham, Junior plus running backs Alfred Blue and Spencer Ware.
It's just the kind of drill that will excite an LSU fan base that watched the Tigers offense struggle late last season against nationally-ranked opponents.
The offensive line that will be expected to provide the time it takes to execute a scheme like that had mostly familiar faces during first team drills. Tackles Chris Faulk and Alex Hurst and center PJ Lonergan sandwiched guards Josh Williford and La'El Collins of Redemptorist. The sophomore took reps ahead of sixth year senior Josh Dworaczyk, who is back after missing 2011 with an injury.
Blue and Patterson sophomore Kenny Hilliard looked strong in early passing receiving drills.
On the defense, the best surprise was no surprise, unless you count Keke Mingo wearing a green jersey. The biggest changes among this star-studded cast seem to be new jersey numbers for tackles Anthony "Freak" Johnson wearing Michael Brockers old #90 and Benny Logan, who inherits the traditional #18 symbolic of leadership on the Tigers roster for nearly a decade.
The first day will also include interviews with veteran players, an afternoon practice with rookies and selected veterans, and a news conference with Miles to cap the day which is scheduled for 6:10pm.
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