--G Josh Dworaczyk, who missed last season because of a knee injury, is back after the NCAA granted him a sixth year of eligibility.
--Les Miles had to replace wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales, who left to become offensive coordinator at Illinois. Miles replaced him with former Oakland Raiders tight ends coach Adam Henry.
--Secondary coach Ron Cooper left to take a similar position with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Miles replaced him with former LSU defensive back Corey Raymond.
WR/KR Jarvis Landry -- The sophomore appears ready to take on a more prominent role in the passing game. He was slowed in preseason camp last season by a broken foot and contributed primarily on special teams, but he's in the thick of a five-man rotation at receiver.
OL La'El Collins -- The highly regarded freshman recruit had trouble getting on the field last season as he learned to play guard in addition to his natural position at left tackle. He shouldn't have any trouble getting playing time this season and has a chance to start at left guard.
C Elliott Porter -- Miles said Porter will challenge for playing time at center. With P.J. Lonergan in his last season, Porter is being groomed to replace him.
QUOTE TO NOTE
"Basically, it's like getting five numbers of the Powerball, but not getting the Powerball number. You still had a great season, but you just didn't get that last one." -- LSU OL Josh Dworaczyk on LSU's 13-1 season that ended with a loss to Alabama in the BCS title game.
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