Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron announced at a Baton Rouge Luncheon on Monday that senior defensive lineman Christian LaCouture will wear No. 18 for the Tigers in 2017. Per

LaCouture joins an impressive list of previous No. 18s for the Tigers:
QB Matt Mauck (2001-03)
FB Jacob Hester (2004-07)
TE Richard Dickson (2008-09)
RB Richard Murphy (2010)
S Brandon Taylor (2011)
DT Bennie Logan (2012)
LB Lamin Barrow (2013)
RB Terrance Magee (2014)
CB Tre'Davious White (2015-16)

“I want to say a huge thank you to Coach O and his coaching staff, Jack Marucci and his athletic training staff, Coach (Tommy) Moffitt and his strength staff, and the previous 18s who had a part in determining this,” LaCouture said. “I cannot thank them enough for believing in me and trusting me with wearing the number 18. I cannot wait to represent that number on and off of the field this season.”

LaCouture served as an honorary assistant defensive line coach last season after tearing a knee ligament in preseason camp. The injury forced him to miss the entire 2016 season, but he was granted a fifth year of eligibility and has decided to return to school.

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Doing this in March? O just put a halt to about 30-40 threads on the Rant asking, "who is going to wear 18 this year?"
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O getting it done, he knows how this works...
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Still can't believe the clown got another head coaching job.
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GEAUX frick YOURSELF TT9... after you finish fricking your mom.
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Ignore the troll under the bridge!
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Great decision by O to reward Christian for his dedication. Great move by Christian to come back and help the team and his draft stock, as well as finish his education. All positive!
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Wear it proudly.
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Congratulations, Christian! Hold that Tiger!!
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But who will wear 18 the following year? Never too early to start asking.
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Great choice!
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Hold that Tiger!
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I'm glad O is confirming this tradition
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good choice
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Good choice. He's gonna have a great year
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Lacs sister is fine
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Up vote because that body is ridiculous. Face is meh. I'd hit it once every day and twice on Sunday.
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yes... yes she is...
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Facebook stalked because of this comment, can confirm, fine as frogs hair. Needs to work on dying those roots tho
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Christian LaCouture...yaw yaw yaw...number 18, yaw yaw yaw...great honor, yaw yaw yaw
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Guarantee Godfather that O is smarter than your dumb ass. Takes a real idiot to define a person based on an accent
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Lighten up, Francis. I was having some fun.
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Worthy, I like it.
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D lineman with low numbers always make me laugh. Well deserved though.
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True dat. Funny how small numbers make them look small - physically.
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I like this
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