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OLDBEACHCOMBER
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re: How has LSU not retired Glenn Dorsey's number?
We can't retire all the fricking numbers.


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lsu2006
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re: How has LSU not retired Glenn Dorsey's number?
There are like 5 people who should have their numbers retired first


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Alt26
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re: How has LSU not retired Glenn Dorsey's number?
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he was great but not great enough to get number retired. Got to have a Shaq and Pistol Pete type legacy. Shaq and Pistol are legendary. Dorsey isn't legendary. Dorsey isn't really known beyond LSU or serious sports fans


You could say the same thing about Billy Cannon and Tommy Cassanova, but they both have their numbers retired.

You could make the argument that Jerry Stovall should have his number retired before Dorsey. Stovall was an All-American and finished 2nd in the 1962 Heisman voting. He also came in as a last second HC after the death of Bo Rein.

Personally, I don't particularly like retiring numbers in football unless the player did something truly special such as winning the Heisman. But Dorsey is as well know to Tiger fans as both Cannon and Cassanova


rickyh
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re: How has LSU not retired Glenn Dorsey's number?
What if we retired every great players number? And I can easily name dozens. We wouldn't have enough numbers for all our players. Recognize him in some other way.


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atltiger6487
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re: How has LSU not retired Glenn Dorsey's number?
Look, Dorsey was great, but if we retire his number, we also need to retire about 25 other numbers too. Then it becomes a meaningless gesture.


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BayouCowboy
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re: How has LSU not retired Glenn Dorsey's number?
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I'm more in favor of a Ring of Honor rather than retiring numbers

That would be awesome. It would look great in Tiger Stadium.


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777Tiger
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re: How has LSU not retired Glenn Dorsey's number?
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You could say the same thing about Billy Cannon

probably not an individual that is more significant/synonymous to LSU football

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Tommy Cassanova,

pretty big man in our history as well
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tigerskin
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re: How has LSU not retired Glenn Dorsey's number?
Dorsey was kind of overrated to be honest. Good player. Not once in a lifetime type of player.
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nicholastiger
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re: How has LSU not retired Glenn Dorsey's number?
It will come to past
He will have his day in the limelight

Did Dorsey ever finish school?
That could be some of it.


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Lebowski
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re: How has LSU not retired Glenn Dorsey's number?
Gotta take care of Stovall well before we get to Dorsey.


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dallastiger55
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re: How has LSU not retired Glenn Dorsey's number?
No Todd Kinchen?


777Tiger
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re: How has LSU not retired Glenn Dorsey's number?
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No Todd Kinchen?

no


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TBoy@LSU
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re: How has LSU not retired Glenn Dorsey's number?
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frick you to Auburn for calling in a code red on him in the 07 game.






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Monsieur le Duc
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re: How has LSU not retired Glenn Dorsey's number?
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What about Kevin Mawae?



What the frick about Kevin Mawae?


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Penrod
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re: How has LSU not retired Glenn Dorsey's number?
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Henry Thomas?


There are 40 players ahead of Henry Thomas.


Nuts4LSU
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re: How has LSU not retired Glenn Dorsey's number?
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Thoughts?


LSU has retired only one number in football, #20 for our only Heisman winner. IMO, that's one too many. Dorsey was great, and so were a lot of others. Retiring all the jerseys of all the great players would leave us without enough numbers.


tigerfan84
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re: How has LSU not retired Glenn Dorsey's number?
More than 40


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jimmy the leg
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re: How has LSU not retired Glenn Dorsey's number?
No more numbers should be retired imo. A ring of honor is what I would prefer to have . That being said, I think LSU dicked up retiring Casanova's jersey. It would be hard to argue against Dorsey not being at his level imho. I feel it would okay to retire his number and then start adding guys to the new Ring of Honor. I would start with Stoval and Charles Alexander. Faulk, etc can be added one player at a time every other year for the first decade. After that decade is up, I would add just one player every five years. Just my .02.


Scoob
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re: How has LSU not retired Glenn Dorsey's number?
Retired numbers should be extremely scarce.

Look, Dorsey was great, but so were a lot of other LSU football players. Some got awards, some didn't, but there's plenty to debate for fans who saw them all.

For those rushing to say Kevin Faulk, you have to include Dalton Hilliard too.


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