Football Wraps Up Spring With National L Club Spring Game
BATON ROUGE – LSU will wrap up spring practice on Saturday evening when the Tigers host the National L Club Spring Game presented by Tony Chachere’s in Tiger Stadium.
Kickoff for the game is set for 5 p.m. and admission is free of charge. Pre-game activities get started at 1 p.m. with a block party on North Stadium Drive featuring the band Vidalia. The Tigers walk down “Victory Hill” at approximately 3:30.
Following the game, fans will get a chance to take the field in Tiger Stadium for an autograph session with the Tigers. The autograph session will follow a cooling off period for the team.
The contest will be televised live on the SEC Network with a pair of former LSU All-Americans in Booger McFarland and Marcus Spears on the call along with Roy Philpott.
The game will also be broadcast on the LSU Sports Radio Network (104.5/104.9 FM locally) with Gordy Rush (play by play), Doug Moreau (analyst) and Jacob Hester (sideline reporter) calling the action. The game can also be heard on the internet at www.LSUsports.net/live.
“It’s going to be 1s versus 1s and I want to get after it,” LSU coach Ed Orgeron said. “We are going best against the best on both sides of the ball.”
The contest will feature four 12-minute quarters with the first half being played as a real game. The second half will feature a running clock.
The team has been divided so that the format of the game will feature the 1s vs. the 1s (offense vs. defense) and the 2s vs. the 2s. Coach Orgeron said the game will feature very little special teams and that intent for the 1s vs. 1s is to see how the players compete when lined up against the best player across the ball.
Some of the top players in school history have been invited back by Coach Orgeron to serve as guest coaches for this year’s game. The list of guest coaches include: Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon along with QB Matt Flynn, CB Randall Gay, DT Jarvis Green, WR Skyler Green, S Chad Jones, C Todd McClure, OT Rodney Reed, LB Kelvin Sheppard, S Brandon Taylor, RB Harvey Williams, LB Duke Riley and LB Deion Jones.
While they aren’t seniors, LSU’s six early entries into the 2018 NFL Draft will have a Senior Day Tribute pregame as Will Clapp, Derrius Guice, Donte Jackson, Arden Key, Kevin Toliver and Toby Weathersby will be recognized on the field prior to kickoff. All six players will run out of the tunnel to midfield where they will be joined by family members.