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During the Texas Bowl on Tuesday night in Houston, new LSU coach Brian Kelly was interviewed during the broadcast and was asked about Max Johnson's decision to transfer and whether or not he had a feeling that the QB would be moving on...

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“No, I didn’t get that feeling right out of the gates but look, it’s a transition,” Kelly said of LSU’s coaching change. “There’s a lot of uncertainty and you really can’t fault kids for that. They don’t know. And so when uncertainty is in front of them, they’re going to look towards something that’s a little more stable for them. So I don’t fault him for those decisions. And then we just have to move on and find the young men that want to be here and are ready to move forward.”
Johnson, who has now transferred to Texas A&M, passed for 2,815 passing yards, 27 touchdowns, and six interceptions this past season at LSU.
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39 Comments
That's some shade calling someone transferring away a "kid" but looking for "young men" to come to LSU. Subtle.
Reply14 days
CBK was classy and veer professional in this response.
Reply15 days
Max Johnson got happy feet on the way to College Station and shuffled his way into a sack.
Reply15 days
Transfer portal changes a lot and honestly sucks as a fan for the most part. However, IMO seems fair. It’s BS for kids to commit to programs and coaches/schemes that could change on a dime too.
Reply15 days
Be happy Tigers. If that bum suits up for aTm, we will be in good shape.
Reply16 days
What I am hearing Coach Kelly, explicitly, imply is if you are in the boat and you want it to move forward with LSU football, paddle forward. If you don’t want to move the boat forward, under his guidance, have a good life elsewhere and and he is not mad at you. If you are in, let’s go, because Louisiana has the talent, LSU has the brand and Kelly is bringing the coaching. Wise guys always take the high rode. Much of what Coach Kelly says is loaded with wisdom. I just can not see the players not buying into his program.
Reply16 days
Those explicit implications
16 days
"find the young men that want to be here and are ready to move forward.” Bingo!!! Its all about being %100 L.S.U.!!!
Reply16 days
Min
Reply16 days
Our fricking WR threw a better deep ball than Johnson. Not worried about him being A&M’s QB in the least.
Reply16 days
He won’t start at A&M. The qb from Oklahoma has transferred there also. Must have got a good $$$ deal. NIL
16 days
That's the most mature answer I've heard about the transfer portal. Someone needs to share this with Kirk Herbsteit
Reply16 days
Max is a fine qb, and I know he will have a good college career. If he wasn't transferring to a literal division rival, I would be able to root for him in the future.
Reply16 days
Doink!
Reply16 days
Johnson sucks, got a scholarship bc of his dad, never seen someone hold the ball so long and throw so many uncatchable balls. Tv people just constantly talking about how big of an arm he has too ??
Reply16 days
He's better than a few LSU quarterbacks from the last 12 years/
16 days
He has less pocket awareness than Jordan Jefferson and about as much poise in the pocket as Jarret Lee.
15 days
And then we just have to move on and find the young men that want to be here and are ready to move forward.”
Reply16 days
Look! If Orgeron is not standing in LSU gear, lying and croaking incompetence, with nobody speaking, then we are trending up! I hope everything is exposed on this ignorant toad!!
Reply16 days
I wish more posters had the same attitude. Instead it’s just “quitter,” “pussy,” “traitor,” all the things that are the antithesis of everything BK is saying. It’s odd to see everyone react so positively when coach says it, only to turn around and keep bashing the players over something they don’t understand.
Reply16 days
BK can't rightly say that on tv but maybe that's what he's thinking.
16 days
He’s saying they’re afraid of change, but for some odd reason, they transfer schools..max didn’t want to be here, and we don’t want him.
16 days
Every QB on our roster is better than Max Johnson so no big loss there
Reply16 days
That is a lot nicer comment than most of us have stated about him
Reply16 days
He will never play a down
Reply16 days
This young man is tiger bait.
Reply16 days
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