Spring practice report: Day 3 

March, 5, 2012
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BATON ROUGE, La. -- Day three of LSU's spring season was the first with shoulder pads.

And with the pads came a tried but true hallmark of Tigers practices that players and reporters alike were excited to see again -- the Big Cat drill.

For 10 or so minutes at the start of practice, the full roster gathered in a wide circle around coach Les Miles as he called out names in pairs. Whoever got the call matched up in the middle of the circle and squared off in a collision in front of their teammates.
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