LSU "Big Cat Drill" gets off to thunderous start - Toledo News Now, News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

LSU "Big Cat Drill" gets off to thunderous start

Les Miles letting Jordan Allen know he is not very happy! Les Miles letting Jordan Allen know he is not very happy!
Jeremy Hill holding his own against Deion Jones Jeremy Hill holding his own against Deion Jones
  • LSUMore>>

  • LSU football enjoys team outing at original T.J. Ribs restaurant

    LSU football enjoys team outing at original T.J. Ribs restaurant

    Tuesday, August 11 2015 9:37 PM EDT2015-08-12 01:37:12 GMT
    Tuesday, August 11 2015 10:06 PM EDT2015-08-12 02:06:19 GMT
    The LSU football team took a break from the sweaty grind of fall camp Tuesday night to enjoy some team bonding and great food.More >>
    The LSU football team took a break from the sweaty grind of fall camp Tuesday night to enjoy some team bonding and great food.More >>
  • LSU football wants return to 2011 defense

    LSU football wants return to 2011 defense

    Thursday, August 6 2015 3:15 PM EDT2015-08-06 19:15:51 GMT
    Thursday, August 6 2015 3:36 PM EDT2015-08-06 19:36:51 GMT
    LSU may have ranked No. 1 in the SEC defensively last season, but many fans and analysts agree that wasn’t an accurate reflection of how the team actually played. More >>
    LSU may have ranked No. 1 in the SEC defensively last season, but many fans and analysts agree that wasn’t an accurate reflection of how the team actually played. More >>
  • LSU football reports for fall camp, Miles says Bain was never reinstated

    LSU football reports for fall camp, Miles says Bain was never reinstated

    Wednesday, August 5 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-08-05 16:06:42 GMT
    Wednesday, August 5 2015 4:52 PM EDT2015-08-05 20:52:04 GMT
    On a steamy and sweltering morning in south Louisiana, the LSU football team officially reported for the start of fall camp. The Tigers checking into the West Campus Apartments Wednesday morning, with their first practice set for Thursday. More >>
    On a steamy and sweltering morning in south Louisiana, the LSU football team officially reported for the start of fall camp. The Tigers checking into the West Campus Apartments Wednesday morning, with their first practice set for Thursday. More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The LSU "Big Cat Drill" made its fall camp debut Friday morning and the hitting did not disappoint.

Here are a few highlights:

Things immediately got heated as junior defensive end Jordan Allen had difficulty with redshirt freshman offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins. After their exchange, Allen mouthed off to Hawkins, telling him to "keep your *$#% head up!" That did not sit well with head coach Les Miles, who promptly stormed into Allen's face and gave him the business. "We don't need you coaching here, ok?!! Get the hell in the back!" Miles exclaimed.

Miles also had good instruction for true freshman defensive lineman Tashawn Bower, who by the casual eye, may have appeared to dominate junior offensive tackle Evan Washington. Bower flipped Washington to the ground, but that's not what Miles was looking for. "We're learning to use our hands. We're not flipping guys" Miles told Bower.

True freshman linebacker Kendell Beckwith was baptized by fire, as huge, sophomore tight end Dillon Gordon propelled Beckwith backwards. Junior defensive tackle Anthony "Freak" Johnson hardly viewed the matchup as fair, joking aloud, "That's a 300 pound tight end!". Gordon is listed as 6'5, 286 pounds.

The "Big Cat Drill" has been an embarrassing experience on several occasions for LSU junior running back Kenny Hilliard, in particular against sophomore linebacker Ronnie Feist. But Friday morning, Hilliard held his own against the new #18, senior linebacker Lamin Barrow. Hilliard drew smiles and congratulatory slaps from his offensive teammates.

Poor true freshman linebacker Duke Riley. What did he do to deserve this? Riley was paired up with senior fullback and thunderous hitter JC Copeland, who ran through the young defender like a rag doll.

Senior safety Craig Loston was jumping up and down in excitement, as junior defensive end Justin Maclin handled his business against junior tight end Jake Franklin. Franklin just transferred to LSU from William & Mary College.

And junior running back Jeremy Hill continued his transition back into the LSU football family, doing well against sophomore linebacker Deion Jones. "There you go J! There you go Jeremy!"a fiery and pleased running backs coach Frank Wilson shouted, as he grabbed Hill's jersey and shook him with two hands.

Copyright 2013 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • SEC FootballSEC CoverageMore>>

  • UK Holds Annual Media Day

    UK Holds Annual Media Day

    Sunday, July 30 2017 6:16 PM EDT2017-07-30 22:16:57 GMT
    LEXINGTON, KY (WAVE)   Hope springs eternal as the University of Kentucky football team gears up for another season.  The team held their annual media day on Sunday for all the coaches and players to weigh in on the upcoming season.  "We all do that let's go work on let's go play let's not talk about it and worry about all that and get better," said head coach, Mark Stoops.   The team is also starting camp on Sunday, and the players are excited to get to...More >>
    LEXINGTON, KY (WAVE)   Hope springs eternal as the University of Kentucky football team gears up for another season.  The team held their annual media day on Sunday for all the coaches and players to weigh in on the upcoming season.  "We all do that let's go work on let's go play let's not talk about it and worry about all that and get better," said head coach, Mark Stoops.   The team is also starting camp on Sunday, and the players are excited to get to...More >>
  • Ole Miss hands Florida their first SEC loss

    Ole Miss hands Florida their first SEC loss

    Sunday, January 14 2018 12:05 AM EST2018-01-14 05:05:44 GMT
    Source: Ole Miss SportsSource: Ole Miss Sports

    Bruce Stevens scored 22 points, Deandre Burnett added 20, and the Rebels held off Florida for a 78-72 win on Saturday afternoon.

    More >>

    Bruce Stevens scored 22 points, Deandre Burnett added 20, and the Rebels held off Florida for a 78-72 win on Saturday afternoon.

    More >>
  • WELCOME BACK: Marcus Lattimore joins USC football staff

    WELCOME BACK: Marcus Lattimore joins USC football staff

    Friday, January 12 2018 3:56 PM EST2018-01-12 20:56:05 GMT
    Will Muschamp shares a laugh with Marcus Lattimore in Friday's news conference. Lattimore has been named USC's new director of player development. (Source: WIS)Will Muschamp shares a laugh with Marcus Lattimore in Friday's news conference. Lattimore has been named USC's new director of player development. (Source: WIS)

    South Carolina legend Marcus Lattimore will return to his alma mater's football program in an off-the-field role. 

    More >>

    South Carolina legend Marcus Lattimore will return to his alma mater's football program in an off-the-field role. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly