A second preseason scrimmage will cap a second week of LSU football practices Saturday.
The Tigers will run 100 plays in Tiger Stadium with some attention put on the two-minute drill and on special teams, according to a release from the school.
The scrimmage, which will be closed to the public and media, will put the first-team offense against the first-team defense and the second-team offense against the second-team defense, the release said.
LSU coach Ed Orgeron said during the week the team had completed installation of all “base” special teams instruction. LSU has former New Orleans Saints special teams coach Greg McMahon working as a consultant with on-field special teams coaching duties split among five assistants.
LSU played a scrimmage last week with three expected offensive line starters out with injury. Senior left tackle K.J. Malone as since returned to full action but the Tigers did not have center Will Clapp and right tackle Toby Weathersby at full speed as of Wednesday. The Tigers are thin with experienced depth along the offensive line.
The scrimmage will also be another chance for LSU to evaluate quarterbacks. Orgeron raved during the week about freshman Myles Brennan, but fifth-year senior Danny Etling is the returning starter and holds the lead in the competition at that position, Orgeron said Wednesday.
Orgeron is scheduled to hold a media session after the scrimmage.