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After practice on Wednesday, Brian Kelly sent a clear message to senior wide receiver Jaray Jenkins, who Kelly would like to see take more of a leadership role...



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Coach is trying to motivate Jaray. Maybe Coach is surprised that the some of our seniors have not been taught or exposed to such….like maybe what Kelly had instilled at Norte Dame. Thanks Coach Kelly for showing how it needs to be….and one day Jaray will thank you.
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It came off as a plea for him to be more of a leader, not a warning.
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I’m thinking he just wants him to be a more vocal leader, not that he’s doing anything wrong
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You don’t have to be a talker to be a leader. You can lead by example and the way you do things. He probably has confidence in Jenkins and Kelly may trying to let him know he sees more in him than Jenkins sees in himself.
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Jaray has never been a real talkative kid around me. Just very humble and always smiling, lol.
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He's probably just a quiet guy. If I had to guess coaches have told him to be more vocal, but it may not be in his wheel house. He'll get there.
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Jaray is the lone Sr in the WR group and is talented. Not surprised Coach is sending him this message.
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Good coaches do that
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get used to Kelly doing this. He called players at ND out in public all the time.
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Terrible headline.
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Folks are flipping out over this? Saban was literally running players off campus his first year in BR
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This isn’t pee wee mommy with
Bandaids ball
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Looks like Coach Kelly is looking for a leader and he thinks he found one. I don't see it as a calling out but a great big promotion. This could change JJ in ways he never knew it could and might be the best thing that can happen to him at LSU. It's up to JJ to accept and execute.
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There’s nothing wrong with Jaray Jenkins. There are players who loves to stand in front of the room and command the attention of the room. And then there are players who are comfortable just being in the room and letting their practice habits and play on the field lead. Some guys are just not comfortable leading vocally and that’s fine and 100% of the time you can’t force them to change. Maybe Jenks is one of those “lead by example” guys and that’s cool. Besides KB is the Alfa Dog in the WR room and he should be the fiery vocal leader and Jenks should be the calming force when things get tough for the youngsters. I say let JJ be JJ.
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This was a compliment and him trying to let jaray no he has what it takes and what he wants just has to go
Do it
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This is the way i took it also. Not negative, just feels hes a guy the other players look up to and wants him to be more out front with the team. Step into the spotlight Jaray. Its your time big dawg
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Calling out players in a positive way is much nicer that throwing them under the bus.
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Whatever Happened To Josh Johns?
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This is why Kelly is a "real" HC, unlike Miles and Orgeron, he holds players accountable. He's absolutely right in calling out Jenkins to be a leader, he should be one, he's a senior. He had a bad season last year and should be looking to do everything and anything possible to turn it around this season.
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The best way he can show leadership is beating DBs and catching TD passes.
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If your. Coach is calling you out publicly for you leadership…You’re not a leader!
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What if your coach is a psychopath? Does that maybe give you a little wiggle room?
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