Football Team Practices Through the Rain

by (@LSUsports)
Football Team Practices Through the Rain

BATON ROUGE — A combination of steady rain and soggy practice fields at the Charles McClendon Practice Facility forced LSU inside on Wednesday as the Tigers continue to prepare for Saturday’s battle against 16th-ranked Florida in Gainesville.

The Tigers, ranked No. 15 in the nation, worked out for two hours at the LSU Indoor Practice Facility working as they continue to finalize the game plan for the game against Florida.

LSU (4-1, 1-0) will practice again on Thursday followed by a walk-thru in Tiger Stadium on Friday. LSU will depart for Gainesville at 3 p.m. on Friday. Saturday’s kickoff is slated for 6:45 p.m. (CDT) and will televised to a national audience on ESPN.

“We had to go inside today, not because of the rain but due to the fact that the practice fields outside were really just soaked,” LSU coach Nick Saban said. “We had a good work day and got a lot done and we feel good about the way we have worked all week.

“We have to just clean up some things in tomorrow’s practice and try to get ready to go. Again I think the most important thing is the attitude that the guys have to be able to compete in this game. Like I said on Monday, we have not competed as well against these guys as we have against some other teams and hopefully we have the mind set to try to change that. It is not all about the scoreboard but it is how you compete in the game.”

Outside of running back LaBrandon Toefield’s fractured forearm, the Tigers enter the Florida game without any other injuries. Fullback Solomon Lee (hamstring) and defensive back Travis Daniels (hamstring) have both practiced this week and will play on Saturday.