Miles, Football to Start Football Preseason

by Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette)
Miles, Football to Start Football Preseason

BATON ROUGE – LSU is expected to welcome 105 players to campus on Wednesday as the Tigers begin preparations for their 12th season under head coach Les Miles.

Miles and the Tigers open the 2016 season on Saturday, Sept. 3, against Wisconsin at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. It will be the first major college game contested at legendary Lambeau Field.

Wednesday’s opening day of training camp will consist of a series of organizational, academic and team meetings for the Tigers as they prepare for the first day of practice the following day. The players will also be fitted for equipment as well as undergoing physicals and other screenings with the medical staff.

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LSU returns 16 starters on offense and defense, include consensus All-America running back Leonard Fournette along with two other preseason All-America selections in center Ethan Pocic and safety Jamal Adams.

LSU will spend the first four days of practice with split-squad workouts. The veterans will practice in the morning for the first four days, while the newcomers along with some selected veterans will work out in the afternoon. LSU will practice as a full squad for the first time on Monday, Aug. 8.

LSU will have its first scrimmage of camp on Saturday, Aug. 13 and then the Tigers will take part in Media Day and Fan Day on Sunday, Aug. 14. The fall semester at LSU starts on Monday, Aug. 22.