LSU healthy except for starting right tackle Toby Weathersby

BATON ROUGE - LSU will likely be missing one starter on the offensive line when it plays its first Southeastern Conference road game at Auburn on Saturday (5 p.m., ESPN).

Sophomore right tackle Toby Weathersby is questionable for the game with an apparent ankle sprain. He was seen wearing a protective boot on Monday.

"We'll have most everybody back," LSU coach Les Miles said Wednesday night in reference to Weathersby. Starting right guard Josh Boutte (knee), starting left tackle K.J. Malone (cramps) and left guard William Clapp (shoulder) all practiced this week after getting shaken up in the win over Mississippi State on Saturday.

If Weathersby cannot play, Maea Teuhema will start in his spot, Miles said.

Tailback Leonard Fournette, meanwhile, has moved beyond the ankle injuries he suffered in August and in the Wisconsin game.

"Leonard certainly got injured in camp, and it's slowed his progress," Miles said. "I think that he's come off of injury really pretty well. I think he's returning to form."

Miles was asked if Fournette is struggling on the Southeastern Conference teleconference on Wednesday. "I don't know that he's struggling," he said. "I don't see the struggles necessarily."

Fournette has gained 285 yards on 51 carries through two games for a 5.6-yard average.

BRANDON HARRIS UPDATE: Miles was asked on the SEC teleconference how former starting quarterback Brandon Harris is doing in light of losing his job two weeks ago to Danny Etling.

"He's continued to work hard, learn, prepare and do the things that we'll need him to do at quarterback - preparing as a starter in a backup position," Miles said. "And he still has a tremendous skill set. We're watching him improve. We enjoy the fact that he's taken the opportunity to improve his abilities and work hard as opposed to another route and another direction."

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "He probably knows more about us than we would like him to. We probably know a little bit more about him than he would like us to."

---LSU coach Les Miles on Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele, who was LSU's defensive coordinator last season.

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