LSU holds first spring practice

RAW: Les Miles addresses media after first spring practice

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU took the field for the first day of spring camp Saturday.

Head coach Les Miles debuted two new defensive coaches. Coordinator Kevin Steele and defensive line coach Ed Orgeron both did their share of instruction and work. Orgeron's very distinct grunts and barks were a welcome and entertaining sound for many in attendance.

The Tigers shuffled from indoors to out during the time the media was allowed to observe practice.

Sophomore running back Leonard Fournette looked as stout as ever. Naturally, many eyes also fell on quarterbacks junior Anthony Jennings and sophomore Brandon Harris, who are once again competing for the starting spot.

"We talked about the need and the want to throw the football better and we need not only the quarterbacks to come on but receiving core to come on," Miles said. "We're going to devote a lot of time to it, throw the ball in terms of snaps, percentages of our practices very specifically. It will be fun."

One member of the team that was noticeably missing from practice was Travonte Valentine. The talented defensive tackle from Florida is yet to play a down for LSU. Miles acknowledged Valentine's absence from practice and added he is not someone LSU is counting on at this point.

LSU will hold its next practice Tuesday.

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