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LSU coach Brian Kelly was asked Monday about why Kayshon Boutte has struggled to get going through the first five games of the season...

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Q. I don't think many people before the season would have believed through five games Kayshon would have no touchdowns and fewer than 100 yards receiving. Why has he struggled to get going?

BRIAN KELLY: Look, I mean, part of this is building trust with a new quarterback. Obviously, we're trying to get him the football. He is getting a lot of double coverage.

We're still winning. He is happy that we're winning. Look, all those guys that make decisions about who the best receivers are in the country are still going to look at Kayshon and go, that's a really, really good wide receiver.

Numbers are numbers. At the end of the day he is going to continue to play this game at the next level, and the numbers won't dictate where he gets drafted. It's his ability to continue to play the game at the highest of levels, and when you turn on the film and he is running full speed and he is beating guys and the ball didn't come to him for whatever reason, that's out of his control.

So what Kayshon continues to do better each and every week is he controls what he can control. He does that in practice now, and he does that in games. He was happy we won the football game. Would he like the ball more? Absolutely. Would I like to get it to him more? Absolutely. But, he has handled himself in the right way, and he continues to work for the team.
Boutte has played in four games this season and has 11 receptions for 97 yards.
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Vernonbrew2217 months
Boutte might go off on Vols often
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KCSunshine17 months
QB is like Jamarcus’s Russell…best plays are those that breakdown cause h couldnt read offfenses
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30Aaggie17 months
WAT
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Play_Neck17 months
Jamarcus could sling it in and out the pocket
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LSU_connoisseur17 months
Have you ever checked JR numbers at LSU? He was No 1 pick in draft. Only thing they have in common is skin color. Your comparison is absurd and based on one thing
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KCSunshine17 months
Tell him to smile more. M fav is seeing Jamar Chase or JJ or OBJ ,etc Smile
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LSUMBAgrad17 months
It seems like Koy Moore had more completions to LSU players than Jayden Daniels
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TheRouxGuru17 months
Hahahaha sick burn bro
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SabiDojo17 months
Brennan on one leg would have more passing yards than Jayden Daniels this season
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KCSunshine17 months
And be on IR after falling while jet skiing in NO
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Tiger194417 months
When will Kayshon catch the ball when he is in danger of being hit by a defender? So far, it looks like all drops.
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DaygoTiger17 months
Gotta imagine at times, that BK is kicking himself, knowing that they let Brennan hang up the cleets. Things could be much different right now. Too bad he can't talk him out of retirement.
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alschroed17 months
They are better off with the other Receivers. Right now he is #6.
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bluebuck117 months
BK joined us and the SEC to prove he is as good as they come. With time, support and patience, he’ll prove he is right. I believe he knows when and what QB should be managing the game. He watches practice 7 days a week. We see it only on Saturdays. Daniels has zero turnover. But, he needs to replay the New Mexico State tape and remember to do the same things, just a tad SEC quicker, without the stress of focusing on getting the ball to one individual. Double teams on Boutte is to our advantage.
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Play_Neck17 months
pretty damning statement towards the play at Q (not saying it's unjustified)
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kkv7517 months
He needs to leave. In his mind, he's already gone.
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Miganey17 months
You need to leave
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KCSunshine17 months
Wish he would too. If Bech or one of our young studs transfers cause of him I’m gonna be
PiSSED
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LSUmudman17 months
Well….if we had a qb and not a rb…..and I do not mean #13.
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ImBatman17 months
I totally agree. Qb can't get the ball to him.
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Solo Cam17 months
That's a bad clip "he's running wide open and the balls not coming to him for some reason"

Come on coach, you know why and we know why. Don't play dumb with us
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Spelt it rong17 months
He's not playing dumb... Pretty obvious he's saying that something happened in the play that didn't allow for Daniels to get him the ball.
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jbird717 months
It’s been a combo of things: QBs need do a better job of reading downfield, play calling needs to be better, the WRs need to stop dropping balls, and the penalties need to be cleaned up.
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jbird717 months
And go back to #1. That #7 “tradition” continues to be a jynx, and Boutte is its latest victim.
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BayouBengal9917 months
Wearing 7 has absolutely nothing to do with anything. I don’t give a damn if they get rid of the number or not but I know that it has absolutely nothing to do with what’s happening now or ever. We’ve had multiple players wear 7 and have great years and even very recently. There’s only two times I can remember it not working out. You people always turn nothing into the sky is falling! Y’all have no perspective. Boutte is doing this to himself by taking last year off, missing the game last week, and dropping passes when they come. The fact of the matter is that he has to fight harder and he doesn’t seem willing to do that right now at least. Maybe he’ll pick that up? Maybe he won’t? They all need to start fighting harder and getting on the same page. If our offense can just get in sync we will beat the crap out of someone. But like BK said, they have to be ready for anything! If the QB never sees it on film and they don’t practice how to combat it, it will slow your offense down. Just look at 2019 for example, Joe Burrow was even slowed down against a few teams because they did things in the games that they never showed on film and it confused the entire offense and took them a while to figure it out. When you get what you practiced against and expect, you get games like New Mexico and Miss state. I don’t think Tennessee will do things differently because they aren’t desperate. They’re winning and confident. They will come with what they’ve done all year because it’s working plus they have an offense they feel can win any game. Their defense might throw in some wrinkles but it won’t change everything they do.
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jbird717 months
Only two times changing to #7 hasn’t worked out? You serious?

Stingley
Chase
Delpit
That kid from Texas tech or wherever he was from
Fournettes last year

We’ve had more flop wearing that number than excel ever since we made it a “tradition”.
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OilMan2517 months
Getting him the ball more would take a change a QB. Daniels is terrible
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Big Gorilla17 months
I agree...to a point. There are times where he isn't going 100% which makes scouts think football isn't a priority...that will absolutely drop his stock unless he runs a 4.2
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BlackPot17 months
Any scout watches our first 5 games will understand the lack of yardage.
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TrouserTrout17 months
It won’t take much tape to realize his QB is shite. I’m sure BK has spoken to him about giving 100% on routes even though he doesn’t get the ball. That will show what he’s capable of. He can’t control he has a RB at QB. BK can but he seems dead set in JD.
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11 receptions on the year, and how many drops? QB play hasn’t been stellar by any means but he isn’t exactly taking advantage of the moment either. I wish the cameras would of never cut away to him with JD in his ear, his face said frick u and frick off. This was after a ball nearly dislocated his hip if I remember correctly.
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