BATON ROUGE – Head coach Ed Orgeron welcomed 110 players to campus on Friday as 24th-ranked LSU opened training camp in preparation for the 2018 season-opener against No. 8 Miami on September 2 in Arlington, Texas.
Among the list of players reporting to camp on Friday include a pair of returning All-Americans on the defensive side of the ball in linebacker Devin White and cornerback Greedy Williams.
In all, LSU returns 47 letterwinners (22 offense, 20 defense, 5 special teams) from last year’s squad that posted a 9-4 overall mark and finished the season ranked No. 18 in the nation.
Heading into 2018, tight end Foster Moreau has the most starts of any player on the offensive side of the ball with 19, while White and Williams lead the defense with 13 starts each. Others players with double-figure starts to their credit include senior offensive tackle Garrett Brumfield (13), senior safety John Battle (12), junior defensive end Rashard Lawrence (10) and sophomore safety Grant Delpit (10).
LSU’s roster includes 28 players (13 offense, 15 defense) that have started at least one game during their collegiate career.
As for Friday, the Tigers spent the day going through a series of meetings, physicals, and getting fitted for equipment in preparation for the first day of practice, which takes play on Saturday.
The Tigers are scheduled to have 25 practices, which includes three “preseason games” before facing Miami at AT&T Stadium in the Advocare Classic on Sunday, September 2.
The Tigers are scheduled to practice in shorts and helmets on Saturday and Sunday followed by helmets and shoulder pads on Wednesday, shells on Thursday and full pads for the first time next Friday. LSU’s first scrimmage of training camp is scheduled for Saturday, August 11 in Tiger Stadium.
Three more Tigers became LSU graduates on Friday as tight end Jacory Washington, quarterback Justin McMillan and fullback Trey Gallman earned their college degree as the school held summer commencement.
The Tiger roster now features six players with degrees from LSU as fullback David Ducre, snapper Blake Ferguson, and offensive lineman Turner Simmers earned their diploma last year.
Overall, LSU’s roster features nine college graduates, which includes transfers Joe Burrow (Ohio State), Terrence Alexander (Stanford), and Cole Tracy (Assumption College).