Les Miles can only hope that LSU's preseason camp is a lot calmer this season than it was a year ago.
''I hope we learned some things from the distractions last year,'' Miles said Wednesday as the Tigers reported for August practices. ''My greatest hope (for camp) is a very, comfortable forecast for sustained focus and learning.
''But, I always expect some crisis along the way,'' Miles continued. ''In my first fall (2005), there was (Hurricane) Katrina. No matter how smooth the weather may be today, something can come up.''
When Miles greeted his team 12 months ago, he was dealing with an unexpected change in offensive coordinators and the suspension of one of his returning wide receivers.
Offensive coordinator Steve Kragthorpe was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease right before the beginning of August practice and gave up that role. Offensive line coach Greg Studrawa assumed the coordinator's duties with Kragthorpe shifting to quarterbacks coach.
Wide receiver Russell Shepard ...