Brandon Gallego / LSU Athletics
After practice on Tuesday, head coach Brian Kelly was asked about running back Tre Bradford and his thought process on allowing him to come back to the team.

"The thought process what just giving a man another chance," Kelly said. "He had a long road back. He had to get back into school on his own, we didn't help him. He had to do everything and do it on his own."

"We told him, look, we're open to second chances here, but this one is on you. You have to prove yourself to the University. And it's going to be up to the University to decide whether or not they want to re-enroll you. We're not making any calls, we're not writing any letters."

"If you understand what the guidelines are, and you come here this summer, and our strength coaches sign off on you that you have done everything to warrant an opportunity, then we'll invite you to camp. And both of those things happened, so he earned a second chance."
Bradford initially signed with LSU as a four-star recruit in the 2020 class but transferred after his freshman season to Oklahoma for two months in 2021 before returning to LSU.

In Brian Kelly's first season in 2023, Kelly said that Bradford had been "separated from the university" before the start of the season.

Bradford was added back to the team roster in June and was recently named "Freak of the Week" during recent workouts.
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olgoi khorkhoi11 months
Hope this kid keeps his nose to the grindstone and does great things.
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Cwils222211 months
Good on Tre and good on Coach.
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oline526411 months
Love it!
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cajunmud11 months
Firm but fair, love it.
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Nomadic Bengal11 months
This is how you set expectations. Kelly is bringing long-needed discipline to this program.
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PureBlood11 months
Maybe we should've done the same thing with Denver Harris
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goatmilker11 months
But they are not the same situation so why do the same thing?
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The_Tigahs11 months
Good on him. Shows courage and guts. How can you not root for someone like this.
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Exactly and shows the kind of character Tre has that he bounced back, learned from his mistakes and put the work in. I will definitely be rooting hard for him
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Jdublsu11 months
Rooting for Bradford and Andre Sam
Coach seams to be able to bring the best out of these kids
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Lark22511 months
I love this
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The Eric11 months
Kelly is building boys into men. Glad we have a coach who wants to win by more importantly wants guys to develop high character.
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CajunBullet11 months
Hope he contributes to the team and makes something of himself.
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