Andre Broussard/ Special to The Daily Advertiser / USA TODAY NETWORK
Head coach Brian Kelly spoke with the media after LSU's practice on Tuesday to provide team updates. Here's what he had to say:

Kelly said the team was pushed in the hot elements outside Tuesday: "We extended the outdoor portion of practice by 15 minutes. We're going to be smart, but we're going to do what we have to do to get ready for our opener in Orlando, which will be very warm."

Kelly on CB Duce Chestnut: He's a veteran that has played a lot of football. He's smart, competitive, and a sure tackler. He's always around the ball.

On CB Ashton Stamps: He was challenged in the weight room and responded well. Getting a lot of reps at practice.

On DL coach Jimmy Lindsey: He could be released from the hospital as soon as today. "He's making progress but has a long road of recovery ahead."

On John Jancek coaching DL for Lindsey: "I recruited John. He has experience as a coordinator in the SEC. I don't think we'll miss a beat at all. He also works well with DC Matt House."

On RB Tre Bradford rejoining the team again: "He had to get back into school on his own, and once he did, we gave him another chance. He earned it and proved himself."

On if Maason Smith has regained his explosiveness: "He looks pretty darned good to me. He worked through a lot in the summer. So when he came into camp, there was no hesitation."

On the TEs: Mason Taylor has all the potential to be an All-American. "He's smart, runs well, has great hands, knows the blocking scheme." He says the younger TEs all have a huge upside and are slightly different.

On the RB rotation and the new freshmen: "Kaleb Jackson is big, physical, strong, but he's raw. Working on ball security and low pads. Trey Holly is a little ahead because he was here in the spring." For the RB rotation, Kelly says it's always the guys with the most experience that takes over.

On the fight in practice on Monday: "It's all about teaching moments. They're 18-22 year olds. You deal with everything in front of you and bring everything back to your process. Every day is a teaching experience."

On the battle for punt returner: "I like what I see back there. Aaron Anderson is pretty fluid. It comes naturally to him. Kyle Parker & Gregory Clayton have been great. I feel a whole lot better than I did last year. I don't want to get ahead, but I believe it will be a positive weapon for us."
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