Spring Practice Opens: March 14
Spring Game: April 20
The Bayou Bengals open spring practice with plenty of new faces moving up to the first team. Even diehard Louisiana State fans might not recognize these guys. Hell, who’s to say Les Miles even knows their names?
LSU lost 11 players from the 2012 team to early entry for the NFL draft (10 if you’re not counting Honey Badger). The defections hit the D especially hard, with six starters opting to head to the big leagues a year ahead of schedule. The Tigers also lost two talented members from their conveyor belt of running backs, Michael Ford and Spencer Ware.
Of course, if you’ve been following LSU the last few seasons, you know that the Mad Hatter isn’t hurting for talented prospects to fill in the gaps. Now it’s just a matter of figuring out which ones over the course of the next 15 practices.
Stability Factor (1 = Chaos, 5 = Rock Solid): 2
LSU’s coaching staff returns essentially intact. That includes Mi...