Hopefully the previous post filled your tiger-related needs — and I think we now know what the “blah, blah, blah” was that CoachSark’s site reported would be part of the Tuesday practice plan.
As for practice itself, well, there was a live tiger there and that’s most of what I can remember from it.
Tuesday is the day regularly scheduled for UW coach Steve Sarkisian to talk to the media — good thing, since there wasn’t a live tiger or anything at practice to ask about — so we have nothing from him.
But there didn’t appear to be any real personnel news of note. The one notable injury (other than all of those detailed earlier to players who are out) was LB Princeton Fuimaono, who got his bell rung Saturday night and was in yellow. In his place most of the time was Thomas Tutogi as UW appeared to be experimenting with some bigger defensive lineups — and no secret that might be necessary going against a huge LSU offensive line.
As for the offensive line, most of the time it did indeed have Erik Kohler at right tackle and James Atoe at right guard, the move Sarkisian said would be made to replace the injured Ben Riva. Mike Criste, as he did Saturday, also saw time at right guard, and Shane Brostek saw some time with the twos at right guard, as well. But as Sarkisian said, the likely move Saturday is Kohler to RT and Atoe at RG.
Today was our day to talk to defensive coaches, and among those was defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox, who coached against LSU the last two years while at Tennessee.
Wilcox noted the physical nature of LSU’s offensive line and said “it’s a heck of a challenge for us.”
He also said the setting at LSU will provide its own challenge.
“It’s a great environment, one of the best environments out there,” he said. “It’ll be loud, a lot of energy in that place, a live tiger out there. There’s a lot of distractions if you let it be. What we have to focus on is what’s happening on the field and know that it’s coming so we are not overwhelmed when we walk out on the field.”
Below are some videos:
Here’s some video of Wilcox.
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Here’s linebackers coach Peter Sirmon with a few thoughts:
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Here’s Erik Kohler talking about moving to right tackle, among other topics:
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And here’s Drew Schaefer:
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