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LSU veteran running back John Emery Jr. was not with the team during the first day of spring practice on Thursday as he needs to focus on academics, head coach Brian Kelly said.

Kelly met with the media after practice on Thursday and said the fifth-year senior has some "academic marks to hit" before he can practice, and once he meets those, they can talk about football.



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mla010014 months
Same reason he can’t hold on to the football, lack of desire, plain and simple!
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Geaux Guy14 months
Had such high hopes
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Spankum14 months
Kelley’s tone it must be an effort or attendance problem. This is his last chance to shine on the field and at this rate he is not gonna get that chance.
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ThatTahoeOverThere14 months
Get yo shite together John
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NASA_ISS_Tiger14 months
C'mon young man. Get your act together.
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pecot14 months
Here we go….SOS
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pecot14 months
You would think by now he would have his shite together, I mean come on man, it’s your 5th year and he still has academic issues!
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Morpheus14 months
The hell is wrong with this kid. Kids with Down syndrome can get through basic classes with the help the get. Dude is gonna have a tough life looks like.
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DeafVallyBatnR14 months
I never saw th 5 star talent in HS. I have never seen the elite RB in College. At Destrehan he was seen because of huge OL and lots of talent on team. He had good film but nothing jumped out as 5 Star. Go watch Reggie Bush in HS go watch other 5 star HS film. Then compare Emery HS film.

With that said CBK is trying to not throw him out with the dish water like a processing coach would have done. CBK is trying to get him a degree. I would bet Emery is a few hours short. But who am I to take personal attacks on a kids intelligence as some in this thread have done.
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cajunmud14 months
It's not intelligence...it's memory! It's reps...plain and simple. TIME WITH MATERIAL EQUALS GRADE.

Here's the recipe to make A's.

1. Read the material
2. Then read it again with a highlight marker.
3. Then write the highlighted material down into a notebook.
4. Then read what you wrote into a recorder.
5. Then play that recording at every waking & sleeping moment until the test.

Then you make straight damn A's! It's that simple...but...that hard. It's how bad do you want it!
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G I Jeaux14 months
And Here we geaux. I have met John and his family.. He is a VERY nice young man. After talking with him I can 't understand. I hope he can get this together soon, not for football but for life.
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TSS4LSU14 months
These kids come from failing public schools. What do u expect? They are functionally illiterate and will struggle in life if you can’t pass these bs classes athletes tend to take.
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Ponchy Tiger14 months
That’s bullshite. Don’t blame Destrehan High it is a good enough school. Emery is not taking care of his business it is as simple as that
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Cosmo14 months
These guys are taking 6th grade level classes. Its pathetic
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LSUtiger8914 months
No they’re not. There’s no excuse for him not doing well. None. But they aren’t 6th grade classes.
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ThatTahoeOverThere14 months
I always lose at Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader. I bet John does as well.
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Yeti_Chaser14 months
How do you have academic problems in your 5th year
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Bucktail114 months
Just kick the guy off the team at this point. All these guys have to do is show up to half your classes and they’ll pass you
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deuce98514 months
Seriously. Tired of hearing about Emery. He's one reason our RB room has been struggling for an identity since Clyde left.
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ArcticCat14 months
If it is not this, it is that... High maintenance guy. I'm not sure his production is worth the trouble.
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