April 9, 2011; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; The LSU Tigers purple and white teams line up during the 2011 Spring Game at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

LSU Tigers 'Big Cat' Drill: Watch First of 2013 Spring Practice (Video)

LSU Tigers spring practice is well under way and the intensity has finally picked up. With their signature “Big Cat” drill, Les Miles got his troops to lift their level of competition during practices and go all out in one-on-one competition. The Big Cat drill is football in it’s purest form. You line up man to man and determine who is the most dominant force.

During the drill, a player representing the offense and a player representing the defense will come to the line and get down in their three-point stance. When the whistle blows, the players fire out of their stance and crack pads then drive to see who can pick up the most ground.

The player that loses the most ground is on the wrong end of the drill.

This season, the Big Cat drill could be more important than ever. With LSU losing key members along the offensive and defensive line, the new players who will be stepping up need to understand the importance of the position. In the Big Cat drill, they will learn the toughness and fire that it takes to compete in the trenches in the best college football conference on a weekly level.

Here is LSU’s first Big Cat drill of spring practice courtesy of NOLA.com and, man, is it incredible:

If the intensity from this Big Cat drill is any indication of the fire that LSU is going to be entering the 2013 college football season with, then their opponents better be ready for a war in the trenches.

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