Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette)Assoc. Athletic Director/Communications
BATON ROUGE – The defense held the upper-hand in LSU’s first preseason game of training camp here Saturday as head coach Ed Orgeron put the Tigers through approximately 100 snaps in a workout that started in Tiger Stadium but was forced indoors due to rain and lightning.
The Tigers got about 30 minutes into the workout when rain and lightning forced the team to the indoor facility where the majority of the scrimmage took place.
Saturday’s scrimmage had the Tigers focusing on third-down situations while also working on several areas of special teams, including field goals and kickoff returns and coverage.
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“I was very pleased with the energy and the effort of our football team and the preparation of our coaching staff,” Orgeron said. “We treated it just like it was a game. Our guys were excited about being in Tiger Stadium, but it started raining and it got a little sloppy (due to the rain) so we moved inside and continued to scrimmage.”
Orgeron complimented the play of the defense, which was led by All-America linebacker Devin White, who had six tackles, two tackles for loss, a sack and a pair of quarterback hurries. Other defensive standouts on Saturday included outside linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson (7 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 tackle for loss), linebacker Damone Clark (5 tackles), linebacker Michael Divinity (2 sacks).
“I thought the front seven was dominant today, like I expected them to be,” Orgeron said.
Orgeron also praised the play of LSU’s secondary, including cornerbacks Terrence Alexander and Kelvin Joseph along with Kary Vincent, Jontre Kirklin, Grant Delpit and Todd Harris. Orgeron said returning All-American Greedy Williams sat out the scrimmage.
Offensively, all four quarterbacks …