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Coach Brian Kelly spoke to the media on Monday ahead of LSU's season opener vs. Florida State in New Orleans on Sunday.

Kelly said the team would head into town on Saturday night and do a workout in the Superdome on Sunday morning before the game. After revealing his gameday plan, Kelly was asked about his opinion on neutral site games...
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Q. Are you a fan of these neutral site games, and will you encourage the university to have them as part of the menu moving forward?

BRIAN KELLY: You know, I think each one of them needs to be looked at as a stand-alone. I think it's important to look at New Orleans as a site because of our fan base. I think we need to look at areas where we have strong fan bases and consider those as neutral site games. I did them quite regularly where I was last year, and certainly the fan bases rallied around those.

If we feel like those can sell out those venues and make it feel like a home game, you have to decide to give up a Tiger Stadium game. That's a hard thing to do, right? Because of what this stadium does for a home field advantage.
Next season, the Tigers will travel to Orlando to face the Seminoles at Camping World Stadium.

How do you feel about neutral site games?
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barry21 months
I'd rather have gone to Madison 10/10 instead of Lambeau. If i want a pro atmosphere, I'll go to a pro football game. @Texas was way more fun than at Lambeau
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momentoftruth8721 months
As long as it’s not against A&M every year in jerry world. Occasionally neutral are cool.
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rob6221 months
That’s an Arkansas thing. The piggies think that Dallas is to them what Houston is to LSU (which it isn’t). The Arkansas in state football talent is thin at best so they try to develop some out of state interest in Dallas.
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TouchdownTony21 months
I've always like the neutral site games but I think its being overdone now. The Old "kickoff classic" at the meadowlands was a novelty then in 2008 the Chik Fil A classic started and now there are 4 or 5 but I enjoy them. I couldn't care less what tailgaiting is like on West Virginia's or Florida States campus.
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TigerinKorea21 months
It depends on the venue. If it's somewhere like New Orleans, Dallas, Vegas, or Green Bay, I think they're great. I'm not too excited about Orlando.
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brewhan davey21 months
Yeah the worst part about the two neutral site games with FSU is that we play them in fricking Orlando.
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Outback Ray21 months
On campus is infintely better than neutral sites.
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GeauxTigers141021 months
LSU/Texas felt bigger because it was at Texas.
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KillTheGophers21 months
Neutral sites are good as long as it is against a decent P5 team. No one really wants a 7th home game that is Utah State.
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Kracka21 months
I like neutral site games like the one at Lambeau. That's a historic stadium/bucket list stadium. But I'd rather have home and home games. I've been to the Doak before, but I'd go back for LSU.
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Im4datigers21 months
Neutral site games with no traditions suck arse. Give me the college campus any day of the week. Home or visitors.
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rob6221 months
Correct
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Schmelly21 months
It’s a necessary evil. As a traveling fan, they are fun as hell. 2011 vs Oregon was one of my favorite trips ever. From a tradition standpoint, it’s not ideal. I’ve been to a hundred games in Tiger Stadium so I like getting to spend a weekend in a new place. Viewing it from a football standpoint…there’s no place like Tiger Stadium on a Saturday night
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Kracka21 months
This is my reasoning for my preference to go to away games for LSU. I've done Tiger Stadium enough times, I'd rather do road games.
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wesman2121 months
I mean, I'm definitely not going to Camping World Stadium, BUT I would definitely go to Doak Campbell.

These "neutral" site games with no tradition suck.
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Schmelly21 months
Good point. Not getting to experience the opponent’s campus, stadium & traditions are a bigger loss for the fan than anything
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Jacherse21 months
It's hard to argue against games in Dallas, Houston, or New Orleans. They help with recruiting, and the games are drivable for Louisiana residents.
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TheRouxGuru21 months
‘They help with recruiting’ wtf does this even mean? Have kids in Houston, NOLA, or Dallas never heard of LSU? These days, if a kid is LSU caliber, they can make it to campus and don’t need this neutral site BS to see the team in person
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RazzleDazzle21 months
I would rather play Florida State in Tiger Stadium
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Dickses21 months
Bring your tv to TS.
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Tigersonfire21 months
They were just start of the downfall of college football when money started mattering more than the game or it’s traditions.
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wesman2121 months
Agreed. Everyone has sold out.
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rob6221 months
Agree. Cannot argue with this at all.
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