Brandon Gallego / LSU Athletics
LSU head coach Brian Kelly spoke with the media after practice on Saturday and was asked about the plans for the No. 7 and No. 18 jersey this upcoming season.

Kelly explained he wants to leave it up to the players...

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AzBayouBengal24 months
It’s one or the other. Both numbers are overkill. #7 and it’s not even close
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Need to scrap it. Felt like an artificial and forced tradition like the Arkansas rivalry.
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CrystalPreserves24 months
Kelly’s trying to manufacture a poignant movie script like moment where a handful of seniors are still in the locker room after the rest of the team has left. BK walks in like he’s about to cut out the lights and a player tosses him the two jerseys. “Hey coach. We decided we don’t want to make these numbers special anymore. Each man plays there best and to that higher standard.” *Kelly nods with a hearty half grin, indicating he is pleased.* then says “alright boys. Well, let’s leave it all on the practice field. I’m proud of you guys already.” It’s like Kelly is reading from a script. I don’t like it.
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Dallasgrowl24 months
It is funny all of the silly people that hold on so dearly to the # crap. I have never liked it as it is silly to call out any player of the eleven on the field. It is as silly as that 12th man bullshite texas 8&4 does.
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tjohn deaux24 months
I don't care what # they wear. If the team does, let it be so.
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deuce98524 months
For the love of god 18 has been a curse. End the tradition.
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kkv7524 months
Childish and little league. The Man makes the number.
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Signal Soldier24 months
Stupid tradition, should end it
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JustinT3724 months
It really doesn’t matter. Chad Jones, early doucet, Bradie James, Trev Faulk, Kevin Faulk, Skylar Green, Trinidon Holiday… #3 & #5 was a thing before Patrick Peterson & Tyrann Mathieu.
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JustinT3724 months
Idk how I left Josh Reed off the list of incredible skill talent at LSU in the last 2 decades.
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LSUcajun7724 months
I got a 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11 & 14 in there. I don’t get your post but okay. And a 25 if you add Reed.
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Freddy23824 months
7 to Boutte and 18 to Brennan, Gaye, or Ward.
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arcalades24 months
why give it to someone who will never play another game at LSU
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BassMan6324 months
Gerkin Im with you on that famn rap song "Im from Louisiana"... It shows oure ignotance to alwaya blare that song all game long every game. I was in the stands quite a few times and fans from other teams would how stupid that song was.
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BassMan6324 months
Damn not famn
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CanebreakCajun24 months
Wtf did you say?
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gerkin24 months
Im ready for that to die along with the “im from louisiana “ pre-game song
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HoustonGumbeauxGuy24 months
BK is smart for doing this. Giving Giles #7 was a shitstain for a long while after
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undkeith24 months
The only thing that matters is winning.
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arcalades24 months
Does your boss pay you in wins?
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Morpheus24 months
That’s fair for #7 but #18 IMO should be a team and coaches ability to override the decision. #18 is much more special and should be voted on based on a few variables, grades, veteran status, personality on and off the the field and leadership qualities.
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Nix to Twillie24 months
You care about this. A lot. Too much.
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zoom24 months
Play a few games and award it to someone
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