LSU football coaches, players greet fans, sign autographs

Staff reports
LSU football players Austin Kinchen and Drew Alleman sign the back of children's T-shirts during annual Fan Day Sunday at the River Center in Baton Rouge.

LSU's annual football fan day was held Sunday evening at the Exhibition Hall at the River Center in downtown Baton Rouge.

This year's fan day had to be moved to the River Center due to the re-surfacing of the turf in Tiger Stadium.

Fans were able to meet Mike the Tiger, the LSU cheerleaders, and the LSU volleyball and soccer teams before the LSU football team, along with head coach Les Miles and his coaching staff, were available for autographs and photos.

The crowd was estimated to be 8,800.

Miles, his coaching staff and players spoke at annual media day Friday after holding its first practice as an entire unit. It was also the first time the team practiced as an entire group since the beginning of camp.

"We had a nice long go," Miles said. "We were very physical; it was a lot of full line. We installed short yardage today, and at the end of the practice in the heat of the day we ran, and we ran hard.

"The defense thrived in the heat, and in my opinion had a great day. They also thrived in the run (defense), and the offense fought through it, which is what they're supposed to do. We're not ready to play a game, there is no way we're ready to play a game, but if we work like we did today, we will be ready to play and certainly have the opportunity to play well as the season goes forward."