Monday, August 4, 2008
Miles Welcomes 105 Tigers to Fall Camp
Les Miles and the LSU coaching staff will welcome 105 players to campus on Sunday as the reigning national champion Tigers open fall camp in preparation for the 2008 season.
LSU, which is ranked No. 6 in the USA Today Coaches Preseason Poll, returns 13 starters and 42 letterwinners from last year’s team that posted a 12-2 record and claimed the BCS National Championship with a 38-24 win over Ohio State.
LSU will use Sunday as a day of orientation as the team will check-in to West Campus Apartments in the morning, while the afternoon will be used for football-related activities. The players will undergo physicals with the training staff and team doctors during the afternoon as well as getting fitted for equipment.
LSU will hold its first practice on Monday morning as the veterans will workout at the Charles McClendon Practice Facility. The freshmen, along with selected veterans, will practice on Monday afternoon. The first two days of practice will have the team working out in shorts and helmets.
The team will add shoulder pads in days three and four before dressing out in full pads for the first time on Friday, Aug. 8. After four days of split squad practices, the Tigers will workout as a full unit for the first time on Aug. 8.
The Tigers open their fourth season under Miles on Aug. 30 when LSU hosts Appalachian State at 4 p.m. in Tiger Stadium. The LSU-Appalachian State game will be televised nationally by ESPN.