Editor's note: This week we continue to break down each of LSU's position groups as we prepare for the Tigers to open preseason practice in early August. After examining the offensive positions last week, today we shift to the other side of the ball with the defensive line.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU's coaching staff had not fully completed its 2015 signing class before 2016 was already front-and-center in the coaches' minds. Only three days after national signing day, LSU will stage its "Boys From the Boot" recruiting weekend where it will host many of the state's up-and-coming prospects -- so getting the state's top talent on campus this weekend became an immediate top priority.
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BATON ROUGE, La. -- If LSU's history against FCS opponents is any indication, Saturday night's game against Sam Houston State probably will not be particularly competitive. The Tigers are 9-0 all-time against FCS teams, including 6-0 since Les Miles became LSU's coach in 2005, and winning by an average score of 38-10 under Miles.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- When he and his teammates traveled to Houston last weekend, LSU safety Jalen Mills had no idea whether he'd actually play against Wisconsin. It wasn't until the final moments before his team took the field that Tigers coach Les Miles informed the junior safety of his decision.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU has speed and athleticism in spades within its linebacking corps and a secondary that appears ready for a breakout season. The biggest unknown on the Tigers' defense -- a line that has little experience and only marginal productivity -- might be the biggest factor in whether LSU returns to its dominant form on D.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The LSU Tigers lost one the few veterans on its interior defensive line in the first week of preseason camp when Quentin Thomas tore a bicep on Wednesday. LSU sports information director Michael Bonnette confirmed that Thomas had suffered an injury after the fourth-year junior missed practice on Thursday and Friday, but the Baton Rouge Advocate reported that he is expected to miss the season.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The wait was long and sometimes painful, but Jermauria Rasco is finally healthy again. Throughout his LSU career, the senior defensive end has dealt with torn labrums in both shoulders - injuries that dated back to his early years of high school.