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LSU to adopt more mental approach leading up to Wisconsin game

LSU to adopt more mental approach leading up to Wisconsin game
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Friday, August 22, 2014 - 9:20pm

After eight months of waiting, the LSU Tigers return to the field one week from Saturday.

The team finished its third week of preseason camp Friday evening, and now the focus turns away from themselves and toward the Wisconsin Badgers. Head Coach Les Miles praised the team for its effort, and highlighted several position groups that he was pleased with.

"I think the secondary's coming to play," he noted. "I think our running backs are really having a great fall camp. I think they're going to be very ready to play in this game."

Practices are closed to the public, making good information hard to come by. After three weeks of fall camp, one could expect players to improve, and Miles said that is the case. He has a young, promising group, but said execution and teamwork have made the biggest difference.

"I think the team is committed to each other," he stated. "I think it's a real quality group of people."

Miles still will not talk about whether sophomore Anthony Jennings or freshman Brandon Harris is going to be under center next week, or which other freshmen he expects to see the field. He also chose not to talk about his points of emphasis in the last few days before the season begins.

"Yeah, a bunch of them, of be honest with you," he said. "But it's more of getting in a groove game week, and letting our guys understand what we expect from them in game week."

The Tigers will practice again on Saturday, but Miles described it as an "organizational practice," with minimal contact. "For all intents and purposes, the hard work is done," he added.

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