On Sunday night, Christian LaCouture set his phone alarm for 6:30 a.m. Monday.
There was no meeting to attend, no math class or breakfast get-together. He was just practicing for Saturday.
“It’s something for me to prepare myself, to get my body ready for all that,” he said Monday afternoon.
LSU practiced Monday again without left tackle KJ Malone.
LSU (6-3, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) kicks off against Arkansas (4-5, 1-4) at 11 a.m. Saturday. That’s not-so rare for much of college football. It is in Baton Rouge, where night games are held as tradition.
Since 1969, this is just the 12th game played in Tiger Stadium at noon or earlier, according to the school, and university administrators fought against the early start before the SEC announced the time last Monday.