Junior wideout D.J. Chark doesn’t want to be a waterboy.
Coach Ed Orgeron brought the “Tiger Bowl” concept from his time at Miami: Upperclassmen will coach the underclassmen in a scrimmage during the bye week.
LSU will play the in-house scrimmage on Thursday, and players will find out their coaching assignments on Tuesday.
“I said if I ever become a head coach that’s what I want to do with our team,” Orgeron said. “We did it at USC, our guys have a blast. They get to coach … They have fun. It gives them a nice little taste of open date that they got their time away. We got work done, but they also got rest and get to go home and come back with great attitude.”
As a long as Chark isn’t a waterboy, he said he sees himself as a quarterbacks coach.
“I’m curious to see what I am,” the junior wideout said. “Hopefully, I’m not a waterboy. Hopefully I’m something important … I want to be a quarterback coach. I’m going to shake it up a little bit.”
Moore, Jeter should be ready to play versus Alabama
Junior fullback J.D. Moore is taking things slow.
With no game this week, the LSU staff wants to approach Moore’s cervical strain with caution. Moore said he injured himself on the opening kickoff of LSU’s 38-21 victory against Ole Miss on Saturday.
“I feel fine now,” Moore said when he met with the media on Wednesday. “If this was a game week I could’ve already returned, but since this is a bye week, we’re just kind of taking advantage of the extra rest.”
Moore was at LSU’s practice on Tuesday, but he did not participate in any drills.
Senior tight end Colin Jeter and Chark missed practice Tuesday with a sprained wrist and a sprained finger, respectively.
Both said they’re fine and expressed the same sentiment: If LSU were slated to play a game this week, they would be OK to play. Chark was seen with his finger wrapped, but Jeter did not have his wrist wrapped.
Chark said he noticed his finger beginning to swell after LSU’s victory against Ole Miss.
“I got it looked at,” he said. “They wanted to keep me out and make sure ... it’s ready next week. The swelling is going down.”
There’s a chance sophomore offensive tackle Toby Weathersby could return for LSU’s matchup versus No. 1 Alabama on Nov. 5. Weathersby has missed the last four games because of a high ankle sprain he suffered during LSU’s 23-20 win versus Mississippi State on Sept. 17.
Orgeron said on Tuesday, if Weathersby is “100 percent,” he would play versus the Tide.
The Houston native was the starting right tackle in LSU’s first three games, and sophomore offensive lineman Maea Teuhema and senior Ethan Pocic have started in his absence.
Weathersby has practiced the last two weeks in a yellow non-contact jersey, but he was able to participate in individual drills, not full-team drills.
The 6-foot-5, 302-pound tackle spoke with the media for the first time since August and said he’s feeling better Wednesday.
“Right the now, the percentage-wise, I just can’t say,” Weathersby said. “I’m feeling way better. Better than what I was before. I’m able to last in practice and not my ankle giving out. I feel good and we’re going to go from there.”