"You don't need that!" exclaimed LSU head football coach Les Miles, as he stood chest to chest with true freshman tight end Dillon Gordon, "I'm just telling you. He's your teammate! You're not pushing anybody! You understand that?!"
The coach very animated as he barked and waved his hands at Gordon, who had just gotten in a couple of after-the-bell pushes in on fellow true freshman Danielle Hunter during LSU's "Big Cat Drill." Gordon took the butt-chewing accordingly and then wandered back to positions coach Steve Ensinminger.
"I'm not looking for ram charge! I'm looking for hand placement!" was Miles demand to senior offensive tackle Alex Hurst and sophomore defensive tackle Ego Ferguson before they collided.
A couple of dominant performances during the "Big Cat" stood out. True freshman linebacker Lamar Louis absolutely planted and pinned veteran running back Michael Ford, which drew a roar from Louis' defensive brethren. Another ball carrier, sophomore Terrence Magee, also felt the wrath. Magee driven back on his heels, before falling to back, courtesy of true freshman linebacker Lorenzo Phillips of Patterson.
"Individual!", exclaimed Miles at the conclusion of the drill. The Tigers then broke and were off to the meat of their practice.
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