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LSU defensive lineman Neil Farrell Jr. is headed to Senior Bowl and will join linebacker Damone Clark and offensive lineman Ed Ingram.

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They say the Senior Bowl practices with NFL coaches can do more for a player’s draft stock than the game itself. In any event, exposure to NFL coaches, plus he’s from Mobile, for sure more valuable than opportunity to “dominate” K-State’s 2nd string o-line in the Texas Bowl.
Reply26 days
Senior bowl, but no Texas bowl??? Not very consistent for a REAL tiger...hence, you ain't no REAL tiger...unless the senior bowl will guarantee no one gets hurt, if that's the reasoning...Texas bowl will be much more brutal, of course, lol.
Reply26 days
Sheesh I never seen so many paragraphs in the comments!
Reply26 days
We live in a “cancel culture.” We are quicker now to draw conclusion and rush to judge other without much information or basis to do so. Some of the people who are most selfish are quickest to negatively label everyone else who does not conform to their narratives and wishes. We all want to win our bowl game. We all want every player to in our bowl games. That makes us loyal reasonable fans. Throwing the baby out with the bath water is not reasonable. What Leonard Fournette has done in the NFL, representing LSU, including the Super Bowl win, far outweighs his sitting out of his last college Bowl game opportunity. If he or Farrell were one of our kids, we would look at the prospect of being drafted to make millions a little differently. Being selected to play in the Senior Bowl makes one an All-Star who get to work with NFL personnel, before the draft. It is a huge opportunity to be compared to other All-Stars and a much bigger task than electing to play in a bowl game. It Is an opportunity to establish priceless relationships. Rag me. I am okay with it. We all appreciate being informed, even if we criticize without reason. LINK
Reply26 days
Time to show out big Neil I’m pulling for you big guy . LSU , LSU you gave us your heart as a Tiger .
Reply26 days
Brian Kelly made a major career decision to leave Notre Dame to coach LSU. He was Notre Dame’s team leader. Does that erase everything he did for Notre Dame? The voice of reason says, no. That does not make him a quitter. But, some Notre Dame fans would say the same things about him that are being said about Farrell here. Draft preparation impact draft status, which impacts potential income. Career ending injuries can happen in bowl games or anytime. Senior bowl preparation and performance impact draft status and potential future income. Losers don’t appreciate anything anyone does. Winners appreciate any sacrifice any LSU player makes for the University, State and fans. Farrell made his contribution to LSU. What have the critics done?
Reply27 days
"Career ending injuries can happen in bowl games." This is an over stated myth that the Agents controlling these athletes run with. The statistical probability of this is almost zero.
26 days
Team no longer exist. SELF is all that matters and today's generation only knows "look at me".
Reply27 days
Agreed. Not sure how you stop the opt outs, but that and the transfer portal are in the process of ruining college football. I suggest instead of these High School players committing to a college, have an NFL minor league system so the ones who want to sky rocket to the NFL have a path to do so and not affect the college programs and they don't have to deal with quitters.
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Oh but he needs to show case. Bull shite. fricking quitter JUNIOR SEASON (2019) Played in 15 games with three starts … LSU’s most productive defensive lineman in terms of tackles (46) and tackles for loss (7.0) … Added 3.0 sacks and four QB hurries … Credited with a half-tackle for a 2-yard loss in LSU’s win over Clemson in the national championship game … Opened season with career-best eight tackles against Georgia Southern … Sacked Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond and forced a fumble against the Aggies … Fourth on the team at Ole Miss with five tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss … Helped force No. 9 Auburn into a three-and-out with a pair of tackles in the third quarter … Credited with three tackles at Mississippi State … Started his first SEC game against Florida and finished as the team’s leading lineman with four tackles … In his second career start, sacked Utah State quarterback and ended the day with three tackles … Finished with four tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss and three quarterback hurries at Vanderbilt … Made his first career start against Northwestern State and finished as LSU’s top lineman in tackles with six.
Reply27 days
I see him being a mid to late round pick but I think he'll start around for a while. He's a solid player and will be an asset for a team. GEAUX TIGERS! always enjoyed watching him play.
Reply27 days
I’m not one to normally complain or question person decisions when it comes to business, but I do here. There is nothing that isn’t already on tape and the purpose of hiring an agent is to get that tape out there and start marketing. He should be focusing on the prep for the draft and letting his body heal. This is hypocritical. No two ways to look at it. He quit his team. Bad form.
Reply27 days
This is stupid take. This dude players last year, when our “star” players were either “hurt” or opted out at week 8. He came back this year, when he could have taken a shot at tie NFL to deal with another crap season and a dumpster fire of a program. He never complained, you never heard a bad thing about him, and now that he is doing something for himself you call him a quitter? He is focusing on prep. These senior bowls are not just bowl games, they are week long events with every scout and gm in attendance. They spend lots of time with the players and get to see them for an extended period of time. He didn’t quit. His opt out has zero impact on us playing the Texas Bowl. I am sure if you were in the same position you would risk an injury in the Texas Bowl vs. the chance to be in front of every gm for a week. Give me a break man. Smell what you are shoveling.
27 days
NFLSU
Reply27 days
Sad way to be remembered as a Tiger. Quit on his team and played for himself!! What a shame.
Reply27 days
Did Santa forget your presents?
27 days
Wow. Going to a senior bowl but does not want to help his team in the Texas bowl? Selfish young man. Good luck buddy, hope you do well. Am not a fan of this kid :(
Reply27 days
I am sure he very distraught that you are not his fan.
27 days
SR Bowl has more scouts than Texas Bowl. Makes business sense.
Reply27 days
still looks hypocritical to quit before the bowl game and claim you are training and getting ready for the draft then choose to play in all star game. I get that there are scouts at the senior bowl and practices. But at this point there is nothing they will see that haven't already seen or won't see at the combine. Isn't the ultimate excuse these guys use for quitting is the fear of injury? Well that one goes out the window by playing in the senior bowl.
27 days
Yep. Good we’re changing this culture with the overhaul.
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