Mar 31, 2012; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles looks to the clock during the 2012 spring game at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

LSU Tigers spring game scheduled for April 5 in Tiger Stadium

The LSU Tigers spring game is scheduled for April 5 in Tiger Stadium the school announced on Thursday. The first practice of the spring will take place nearly one month prior on Friday, March 7.

Here is how the schedule for spring practice will break down according to

“After the first three practices on March 7, 8 and 10, the Tigers will embark on a Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday weekly practice schedule as follows: March 11, 13, 15; March 18, 20, 22; March 25, 27, 29; and April 1 and 3, culminating with the spring game.”

Spring practice is going to be imperative for the number of newcomers on offense, including true freshman quarterback Brandon Harris who is already enrolled in classes so he can compete with Anthony Jennings and Stephen Rivers for the starting quarterback position.

The only other member of the 2014 recruiting class who has enrolled early is defensive back Ed Paris, so there will be no Leonard Fournette or Malachi Dupre. However, it will be key for the young wide receivers on this roster like Travin Dural, John Diarse and Avery Patterson to see who will be capable of trying to fill the shoes of the departed Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr.

Defensively, the competition at defensive tackle will be one to watch as there isn’t much in the way of proven commodities as LSU looks to replace Ego Ferguson and Anthony Johnson. The talent is there it’s just a matter of seeing who is ready to ascend into the spotlight.

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