Football Practices; Campus Braces for Lili

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Football Practices; Campus Braces for Lili

BATON ROUGE — With Hurricane Lili threatening the Louisiana coast, the LSU football team continued to prepare for Saturday’s Homecoming contest against Louisiana-Lafayette with a two-hour workout here Wednesday at the Charles McClendon Practice Facility.

The Tigers and Cajuns are scheduled to play at 7 p.m. on Saturday in Tiger Stadium in the first meeting between the teams on the gridiron since 1938. LSU leads the overall series, 19-0, which includes a 32-0 win in the last game between the teams.

“We’ve had a decent week of practice,” LSU coach Nick Saban said. “Yesterday the defense had a really good practice and today, I thought the offense looked really good.”

Saban said it’s important for the Tigers to focus on Saturday’s game with Louisiana-Lafayette and try to avoid the distractions from the hurricane.

“You need balance to function productively and sometimes when things like this happen it gets people put of balance,” Saban said. “How it’s going to affect the game, I have no idea. We need to focus on what we need to do to play good football in the game.”

Saban said the only Tiger questionable for Saturday’s contest is cornerback Travis Daniels, who has been slowed by an injured hamstring.