LSU's Ware returns, Landry continues to progress

Published: Aug. 12, 2011 at 6:54 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 30, 2011 at 6:49 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - "What's going on?" LSU head football coach Les Miles exclaimed in a somewhat-giddy manner to our camera.

"Good morning," I answered to the coach as he walked by, "How are you?"

"I'm doing wonderful! I got two practices today, couldn't be happier!" Miles said with glee as he proceeded into the indoor complex.

Just moments before the coach directed the Tigers' "Big Cat Drill" and praised the efforts of sophomore defensive end Barkevious Mingo and freshman wide receiver Paul Turner. Turner in particular drew roaring praise from LSU assistant coaches and fellow players for his ability to stand up senior cornerback Ron Brooks.

"Good job Paul! Good job!", shouted defensive backs coach Ron Cooper.

The media was allowed to watch a few periods of the team inside. Sophomore running back Spencer Ware was back with the team and apparently has no issues. LSU Sports Information Director Michael Bonnette says Ware was not at practice yesterday, "because he was receiving treatment." Ware wore his normal jersey and appeared perfectly normal.

Freshman wide receiver Jarvis Landry has progressed to a green jersey, shoulder pads and shorts after his foot injury. Landry ran routes and caught passes with the rest of the receiving corps.

Quarterbacks coach Steve Kragthorpe continues to coach Jordan Jefferson, Jarrett Lee and Zach Mettenberger with vigor. Kragthorpe was brought aboard to improve LSU's dreadful QB play from a season ago. And despite his battle with Parkinson's disease, it certainly appears he is making the most of each opportunity to do just that.

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