LSU plans for Shepard among five developments to watch this spring
Position changes and new starters are par for the course in spring practice. Here’s a fistful of storylines we’ll be keeping an eye on — and why you should, too.

The plan was for LSU’s Russell Shepard to remind fans of fellow Houston-ite Vince Young. But Shepard’s move to receiver has him eyeing a new role model — NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Percy Harvin.

“I love watching his game,” Shepard said. “He’s a very physical-type player, he played through injuries. I have to look at guys like that.”

Shepard, a top quarterback recruit, spent last season as LSU’s enigma. A true freshman, he moonlighted behind center, mostly as a runner, before asking coach Les Miles for a position switch.