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Salviati
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A Strong Foundation for a Bright Future

Last Thursday evening, I went to watch my daughter play basketball for her high school. I wore my LSU sweatshirt to the game.

When the game finished, I waited for my daughter by the door to the gym while her coaches talked to the team. A lady with a beautiful smile noticed my LSU sweatshirt. She mentioned that her son goes to LSU. I complimented her on her son's wise decision, but I asked her what prompted him to forego the Hope Scholarship. She told me he played football for LSU. I asked his name, and she told me her son was Anthony Jennings. I gave her an "I'm not worthy" bow, and she laughed softly. We talked a little.

She's about as nice a person as you could meet. She is warm and friendly, and she made me feel very comfortable, like I had just moved into her neighborhood and she was the head of the welcoming committee. She seems like a strong woman with a quiet dignity.

Her freshman daughter walked over in her Marietta High uniform. Her team was about to play. The daughter noticed the LSU sweatshirt and joined in the conversation. She seems like a terrific kid, and she told me how proud she is of her big brother.

I remember when LSU started recruiting Anthony Jennings. I watched some of his games. The kid was a beast on the field, but I particularly liked how he seemed to be a serious-minded and earnest student of the game. He comes across with a mature strength and dignity. He’s going to be a terrific contributor to LSU during his career here, and I feel certain that we will all be proud that he made such a wise decision.

I don’t know Anthony Jennings personally. I’ve never said a word to him. I’ve only watched his games and interviews. But now that I have met part of his family, I feel like I can see a part of why he’s such a good kid. He certainly has an excellent foundation in his family.



JermStone
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re: A Strong Foundation for a Bright Future
fricking AWESOME STORY BRO!


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thickandthin
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re: A Strong Foundation for a Bright Future
Cool story. I think players having a great family behind them have the greatest chance of success. I too, feel very confident about the team's future with Jennings.


LSUGrad9295
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re: A Strong Foundation for a Bright Future
Cool story!


And there are a lot of posters on this board who I wish would post once every 7 years


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Ash Williams
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re: A Strong Foundation for a Bright Future
Cool story.

Except for:

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I gave her an "I'm not worthy" bow,


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NorthshoreTiger76
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re: A Strong Foundation for a Bright Future
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LSU sweatshirt


it's fricking 90 degrees outside cuz


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Phil2012
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re: A Strong Foundation for a Bright Future
He is type of kid Miles just loves to have leading his teams. The future definitely looks good for this and many other reasons. Now if we could just get the 'tards to join in on the fun...or just leave the rest of the true Tiger fans alone...lol


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BigEdLSU
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re: A Strong Foundation for a Bright Future
Love it


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liquid rabbit
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re: A Strong Foundation for a Bright Future
quote:

Salviati

quote:

Member since Apr 2006
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Regardless, nice story.


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Darth Miles
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re: A Strong Foundation for a Bright Future
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Anthony Jennings


Comes from a pedigree of Want.


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harry coleman beast
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re: A Strong Foundation for a Bright Future
Legit CSB. Should have asked her how many heismans she thought AJ would win.


In The Know
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re: A Strong Foundation for a Bright Future
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I gave her an "I'm not worthy" bow


This makes me uncomfortable. As a man.


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stevengtiger
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Member since Jul 2013
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re: A Strong Foundation for a Bright Future
Great story. Having families like these are extremely important to student athletes. Ussually atheletes like Jennings are handed everything and have that entitled attitude (ex: JFF). Great to here that he comes from a good home!!
This post was edited on 9/6 at 11:10 am


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FemaleTiger
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re: A Strong Foundation for a Bright Future
Yeah! WooHoo! Finally something worth reading here! Love it! Thanks!


N.O. via West-Cal
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re: A Strong Foundation for a Bright Future
"Finally something worth reading here! Love it!"

Agreed! And still a handful of negative comments.


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Draconian Sanctions
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re: A Strong Foundation for a Bright Future
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Member since Apr 2006
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holy hell


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Tiger Voodoo
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re: A Strong Foundation for a Bright Future
Straight up LEGIT cool arse story!! Thanks for sharing, my man!!



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LSU Jonno
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re: A Strong Foundation for a Bright Future
Damn strong post.

The internet may not be able to handle your 2020 post.


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SwatMitchell
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re: A Strong Foundation for a Bright Future
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Member since Apr 2006
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Great story!

BTW Your post quality to quantity ratio is the highest on the board


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LSU Jonno
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re: A Strong Foundation for a Bright Future
Damn strong post.

The internet may not be able to handle your 2020 post.


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