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Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
LSU quarterback Walker Howard sent out the following goodbye message on social media as he gets ready to transfer to another school.
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AS A KID, I ALWAYS DREAMED OF PLAYING AT LSU.

I NEVER IMAGINED BEING ANYWHERE ELSE.

HOWEVER, WHEN THINGS HAPPEN IN LIFE, WE HAVE TO ADJUST AND KEEP MOVING FORWARD.

WITH THAT BEING SAID, I HAVE MADE THE DECISION TO LEAVE LSU TO LOOK FOR THE BEST SPOT FOR ME TO GROW. THIS WAS A VERY DIFFICULT DECISION FOR ME AND MY FAMILY. CAN'T EXPLAIN HOW THANKFUL I AM FOR ALL OF THE RELATIONSHIPS I HAVE BUILT AT LSU.

I WANT TO THANK COACH KELLY AND HIS STAFF FOR WELCOMING ME WITH OPEN ARMS AND FOR ALWAYS HAVING MY BACK. I AM SAD TO LEAVE MY BEST FRIENDS AND TEAMMATES, BUT I KNOW THAT WE WILL FOREVER BE FRIENDS.

THANK YOU AGAIN LSU. #GEAUXTIGERS
Howard officially entered the transfer portal last week and will likely be announcing his next school soon.

Howard, a former five-star prospect from St. Thomas More High School in Lafayette, La., appeared in two games this season with just four pass attempts. He is the son of former LSU quarterback Jamie Howard.


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jimmy the leg13 months
He should have just left without a statement.

It rings hollow

Go to hell Ole Miss.
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rob6213 months
Walker Howard is going to Ole Miss without ever even trying to win the LSU QB job. Weak.
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GeauxLSUGeaux13 months
Yep, him and his dad wanted him to redshirt and complained he didn’t get enough reps with the 1’s and 2’s. The entitlement with those people are astounding.
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SelaTiger13 months
Classy statement. Hate on haters.
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Spasweezy13 months
I gave up my dream because I didn’t get my way right off the bat.
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WhoDatNC13 months
"As a kid, I always dreamed of playing at LSU but now that I am a young adult, I am tucking my tail and leaving to go to a conference foe because the challenge was too great at LSU."
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Klark Kent13 months
no chest. BYE FELICIA
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KiwiHead13 months
What's the deal? Is there someone whose only job is to write thes "letters"
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cypresstiger13 months
How many staffers does LSU pay to write these goodbye letters?
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BassMan6313 months
He comes from a good family. Im disappointed he is transferring but I still wish him the best. Nothing but good fortunes young man.
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jimmy the leg13 months
Go to hell Ole Miss.
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porge710613 months
Tiger bait!!
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superwolf13 months
Best of luck to him. Seems like a great kid & family. He will always have that empty situation in his stomach of what could have been regardless of what he accomplishes elsewhere.
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TheCHISportsFan13 months
WHY IS HE SHOUTING? lol
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CFFO13 months
Two Louisiana kids join the team. Both face difficulties and uncertainty regarding playing time. One sticks it out. One leaves looking for an easier path. I’m fine with all this. We have the one I want leading the team in the future.

I suffered through The dad as QB when I was a student. Thought good on him that his son came here. Now Jaime is forever the peak LSU performer in that family.

gl wherever he lands. Hope it’s out of the SEC. But if he decides to line up vs LSU, then he can f right off.
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panzer13 months
When I was growing up in the 70's. We'd work all week for some money to buy a youth ticket for $5 to see the games. My generation would have done anything just to wear the uniform, much less play a game. Fast-forward forty years: The Pros, or I GO! So sad. No loyalty to a team, a fanbase, a State, or sense of place. He is the ultimate loser here as he is denying himself the opportunity of being part of a culture that he was born in. He might as well as be leaving for another planet. He has no idea how much he's going to miss LSU.
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rob6213 months
I am of the same generation and you are so right. Bogalusa 1974.
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BayouBengal9913 months
Tbh I’d almost just preferred that these legend players who will have to sit for 3-4 years just commit to a smaller school that runs a similar system as LSU does, he RS there then start for a year or two then transfer to LSU with a year or two left and a clear path to start. It would still all have to work out perfectly for the kid though. That’s if LSU already had a multi year starter playing and he could see a path to start at LSU after the starter leaves. There’s no point in committing here unless you intend to stay at LSU. If these good players are going to transfer, may as we’ll be LSU they transfer to.
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panzer13 months
This may start happening.
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Spasweezy13 months
We didn’t even know ya.
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Robber DeNiro13 months
Who???
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cajunmud13 months
Isn't Jaxson Dart a junior this year at Ole Miss? So, is he gonna sit two years behind him and be happy with that?

Classes there start next Monday.
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NPComb13 months
Walker, we hardly knew ya! Have a great career young man. You will be an asset to any team you land. Forever LSU!
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Nativecoonass13 months
He had no choice after JD decided to come back.
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Datbayoubengal13 months
Daniels comes back for one year. Nuss comes back for 2 without Daniels, and possibly 3 with him here now. You expect Howard to wait 4 years to start at LSU when you're adamant Nuss is next in line? Make it make sense...
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tilthatday13 months
You mean he had no choice when Nuss came back. JD has one year left. Nuss has three.
Do the math.
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