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Michael DeMocker/The Times-PicayuneLSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson has had a good week of practice, says Tigers coach Les Miles.
Baton Rouge - LSU football coach Les Miles said quarterback Jordan Jefferson had a good week of practice and is looking forward to Saturday's home opener against Mississippi State in Tiger Stadium.
Share Jefferson had the worst outing of his 16-start career last week against Vanderbilt Saturday completing eight of 20 passes for 96 yards with an interception. Miles has acknowledged Jefferson didn't play well but made it clear he would start Saturday.
"He practiced well, busted his behind," Miles said at his Wednesday postpractice press briefing. "He's doing the right things. He had as crisp practice today.
When asked if the offensive coaching staff would script plays conducive to his skills, Miles replied, "Well I hate to tell you, we feel like we do that every week. I think this is the kind of game . . . the checks and the things we've done in the past fit pretty well.
"There's not a lot new we're putting in. I think he'll be comfortable with the calls. It takes some work. it's not like we've eliminated anything. He'll be more familiar and better. I think he's looking forward to being back in Tiger Stadium."
Miles also said running back Richard Murphy did not practice this week because of a strained hamstring but would have an opportunity to work on Thursday and possibly play Saturday. Miles also said tight end DeAngelo Peterson practiced in shells without contact Wednesday.
"DeAngelo ran hard today," he said. "We'd like to get him back feeling good. The work he did went well. He might be a game time decision, but I'm not pressing it."