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Now that 2020 five-star cornerback Elias Ricks is on board with the Tigers, the California native says he will earn the No. 7 jersey number at LSU:

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jiffyjohnson64 months
This is why the Jersey #s are important. The guy wants to wear it like the playmakers that came before him. frick y'alls dumbass, played out threads about ending a tradition that's not for yall in the first place. Hope the young man earns it.
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Azkiger64 months
Well said! I hope he does *earn* it as well! Geaux tigers!
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Willie Stroker64 months
I hope he does earn it...before O fricks up the tradition by giving it to players who practice well without earning it with their game play.
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panzer64 months
Patrick Peterson wore it if my memory is correct
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Azkiger64 months
TM7 did as well. Lots of very talented young men at his position have. Best of luck to Mr. Ricks, looking forward to seeing you play on Saturdays!
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GeauxPack8164 months
Please God just get it away from Giles
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LesnarF564 months
Just because it was a mistake for Giles doesn't mean it's now less of a tradition, move forward and don't make that same mistake.
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RightWingTiger64 months
It's really hard to see what in the holy hell they saw in Giles that even made him a potential candidate for the #7? Especially with him being a transfer and it being his 1st year at LSU. I will say that my opinion of him was greatly improved after he gave the 7 jersey up and went back to his standard number. Having the respect, awareness and humility to admit he wasn't playing up to the level required to wear the #7 showed me a lot about him as a teammate and as young man. Im sure it wasn't an easy thing to do, most kids in his position would have a 1001 excuses why it wasn't his fault and then start throwing coaches and teammates under the bus.
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ExpoTiger64 months
yes to all of this. Its a great tradition but it cant be given upon request by just anyone. If they do that then it means nothing. Ali Highsmith.....Pat Pete.....Mathieu.......and...uhhhh Giles?
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DeplorableTigerFan64 months
Outstanding, he has a goal and knows he has to work to get it. Maybe that helps keep him committed to signing with the time comes.
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aremore64 months
Take that Buckeyes. We are The Louisiana State University. Also so known as DBU, thank you very much. I love this kid already.
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Will Munny64 months
When Bert Jones went pro and passed it down to freshman Trev Faulk it was a special thing
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wallowinit64 months
Da fuq?
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Shiftyplus164 months
After they gave it to a kid who had never played a snap at LSU and he proceeded to play like a drunk 8 year old, one would hope earning it on the field will be a prerequisite from now on.
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ByrdRBJG764 months
This guy seems like the type that that will stick, a guy that doesn't change his mind every time the wind blows, could be best CB duo lsu has ever had
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ScaryClown64 months
Stingley says hi
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TaderSalad64 months
Hopefully #7 will be around to earn. CEO is liable to give it to the next waterboy that transfers in.
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WhiskeyPlease64 months
lol
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CaliTigerHB64 months
Oh I thought he was going to say #18
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CTtiger3064 months
It is cool when there's a badass player rocking 7.
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purpledrankk64 months
Delpit should wear it next year and Stingley should ‘earn it’ when he’s gone
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lil 7thward64 months
But, but, but, wearing #7 isn't a tradition. The ranters underestimated the power of the 7.
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KING NOLA64 months
What all y'all fail to realize is a kid from California knows the history and traditions of LSU. That makes me think this young man might stick around when signing day comes around in 2020. GEAUX TIGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!PURPLEREIGN??????????
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blueboy64 months
They aren't giving it to him from the start are they? They should have only done that for Fournette, and then gone back to a team vote. 7 has to be the best player, not just a good player. O is a stupid a-hole.
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