0645 Sportscast August 4th, 2014

LSU Head Coach Les Miles spoke with the media Sunday and said 103 players reported as fall training camp gets underway today. The Mad Hatter started off by saying he always loves this first meeting…:
CUT 16 (16) “if you will”
The LSU roster will kick things off today with the veterans, and some freshman, going in the morning and the other freshman will take the afternoon session. Miles says two players will not be practicing…:
CUT 17 (12) “go forward”
He says Valentine is awaiting clearance from the NCAA eligibility center. Mills is still suspended for his battery arrest in May and Miles says he’s not sure how that’s playing out but he’s not pressing the issue.

The New Orleans Saints held their Black and Gold scrimmage on Saturday and coach Sean Payton held Quarterback Drew Brees out…:
CUT 1 (16) “he didn’t go”
The Saints will practice three days this week before they take on the Rams in the first preseason game on Friday in St. Louis.

Three weeks of fall camp kick off today for the UL-Lafayette football team. Head Coach Mark Hudspeth said in a news release that summer was great and the players are in great physical condition. Practice kicks off this morning.

Louisiana Tech players also reported for camp Sunday afternoon. Head Coach Skip Holtz says all 99 players that were anticipated to show up…did all report. He said it’s always good when you can start with 100% attendance. He say he doesn’t anticipate there will be any surprises with upperclassmen or their signing class.