Friday, March 1, 2013
March kicks off football's spring season
By Gary Laney
Remember when football season was during the fall?
Now, there's football all year, just different kinds. Summer training camp leads to games in the fall, which lead to winter's mix of postseason and signing day, which leads to spring's mix of practice and recruiting.
And with that, we shift again as March begins.
March is here, which means Les Miles is almost ready to get his Tigers back on the field.
For LSU, the spring season will be in full effect in March. In Baton Rouge, the NationalUnderclassmen.com Baton Rouge combine and 7-on-7 tournament take place in the northern suburb of Zachary on Saturday and Sunday, one of two NUC events in Baton Rouge this month. LSU commit Devin Voorhies is among the players scheduled to attend.
LSU, meanwhile, is scheduled to begin spring practice March 14, working its way toward its April 20 spring game.
Here are the important dates in the next couple of months for LSU fans:
March 2-3: NUC 7-on-7 and combine, Baton Rouge -- Prospects will converge on suburban Zachary, La. for a Saturday 7-on-7 tournament and Sunday combine testing drills. Among the players scheduled to participate in the combine is LSU commit Devin Voorhies of Woodville, Miss.
March 14: LSU spring practice begins. The Tigers will have 15 practices, spread over five weeks with one week off for spring break.
March 23: LSU's first scrimmage of the spring.
March 24: NUC 5-star showcase at Zachary, La.. More selective than the early-March event, top prospects will be put through a series of football-specific drills.