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During the Tigers "season opener" against McNeese State on Saturday night, LSU fans saw six freshmen make their debut which proves that coach Les Miles is not afraid of putting young talented players on the field right away.

LSU was only able to play one offensive and defensive series before the game was delayed and eventually cancelled, but the young Tigers will benefit from Saturday night's experience according to coach Miles. Per

"By and large, it is a short game, where victory was not determined," the coach said. "But they warmed up, they went through the pregame regimen. They understand what we expect from them from tests and walk-throughs, and then we expect them to get warmed up in a very specific manner. They did, and I have to be very honest with you: Offense, defense and special teams, we had a small number of reps, but a very significant number, because everything that we do is. And I think that those freshmen that played benefited greatly."
The freshmen that did end up playing were Donte' Jackson, Derrius Guice, Nicholas Brossette, Tyron Johnson, Jazz Ferguson and Kevin Toliver II.

Coach Miles suggested Tuesday that LSU could play up to 15 freshmen at some point throughout the season.

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