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Arik Gilbert back in BR

Posted on 3/26/21 at 1:02 pm
Posted by TexasTiger24
Houston
Member since Feb 2019
2308 posts
Posted on 3/26/21 at 1:02 pm
Arik is currently in BR, Visiting with coach O soon

First reported my Mike Farrell

Saturday Down South Arik In Br
This post was edited on 3/26/21 at 1:04 pm
Posted by machoman2020
Shreveport
Member since Sep 2020
123 posts
Posted on 3/26/21 at 1:07 pm to
He’s already quit on them once. Why would you waste time on him.
Posted by LSU Patrick
Member since Jan 2009
73347 posts
Posted on 3/26/21 at 1:09 pm to
quote:

Why would you waste time on him.


Do you know the circumstances surrounding his leaving the team last season? Me either.
Posted by dwright369
Member since Aug 2020
1357 posts
Posted on 3/26/21 at 1:21 pm to
Yeah, Patrick, pretty sure CIA-level clearance is required to access the documentation with that information, haha.

Honestly it’s incredible how tight of a lid folks have been able to keep on this. I remember thinking it would only be a matter of weeks before this information got out but that hasn’t been the case.
This post was edited on 3/26/21 at 1:22 pm
Posted by LSU Patrick
Member since Jan 2009
73347 posts
Posted on 3/26/21 at 1:25 pm to
It makes me think that he had some legitimate mental health issues. If that was the case and he has gotten some help, then I would certainly like to see him return and get his life back on track.
Posted by Andychapman13
Member since Jun 2016
2728 posts
Posted on 3/26/21 at 1:28 pm to
FWIW I know he switched from an iPhone to an Android!
Posted by Jizzy08
Member since Aug 2008
11214 posts
Posted on 3/26/21 at 1:48 pm to
It’s just weird considering he quit and was planning on going to Florida, a team we play every year. I’m cool with him coming back if he gets his shite figured out and is forced to earn his way back to a starter.
Posted by LsuTool
Member since Oct 2009
34822 posts
Posted on 3/26/21 at 1:50 pm to
He’s seems like a very reliable kid.
Posted by dwright369
Member since Aug 2020
1357 posts
Posted on 3/26/21 at 2:07 pm to
Agree with you 100% Patrick
Posted by Southmstiget
Bay St. Louis, Ms
Member since Nov 2019
102 posts
Posted on 3/26/21 at 2:16 pm to
Sometimes we forget these are 18/19 tear old kids. Look at the drama last year. Sage was going to bana, maason going elsewhere, Gilbert leaving n now maybe coming back. Ricks to Ohio State. Let's just see who it plays out.
Posted by LsuTool
Member since Oct 2009
34822 posts
Posted on 3/26/21 at 2:18 pm to
None of that is remotely close to this Arik drama.

Posted by Hester Carries
Member since Sep 2012
22383 posts
Posted on 3/26/21 at 2:39 pm to
quote:

Sage was going to bana, maason going elsewhere,


So 2 uncommitted guys who had standard unsubstantiated recruitment speculation is somehow similar to a dude quitting, then entering the transfer portal, and now visiting with the team he was transferring from?

Is your brain broken?
This post was edited on 3/26/21 at 2:40 pm
Posted by fOrEvErLsU1987
Member since May 2019
1018 posts
Posted on 3/26/21 at 3:41 pm to
The saga never ends...
Posted by RogerTheShrubber
Juneau, AK
Member since Jan 2009
259525 posts
Posted on 3/26/21 at 3:51 pm to
quote:

He’s already quit on them once. Why would you waste time on him.


Because he's immensely talented.

However, this might be a mercy thing more than football related. Sounds like he needs some stability.

Posted by Gus007
TN
Member since Jul 2018
11950 posts
Posted on 3/26/21 at 4:09 pm to
Would you rather Arik in purple and gold or at Alabama, Florida, Georgia?
Betcha Saban would take him, if nothing else, just so he wouldn't have to play against him.
Boutte, Palmer, and Gilbert. How are you going to cover them.
Johnson can throw that little dinky pass he floated for a TD vs Florida, to Gilbert, any time he desires.
Posted by Azazel
Money Key, FL
Member since Jul 2014
56 posts
Posted on 3/26/21 at 4:32 pm to
The minute he is qualified again and the 1 year free transfer without penalty is announced he’ll probably bolt again. But I hope he comes back and sticks with LSU
Posted by Mathias5k
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Nov 2018
1867 posts
Posted on 3/26/21 at 4:37 pm to
If he did do that then I would not be surprised if we blocked any transfer within the sec. can’t let one guy burn you twice and have a free pass the second time
Posted by TheCaptain225
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2019
152 posts
Posted on 3/26/21 at 4:41 pm to
Agreed... We have no standards, we have no morals, can you play football well? Okay we will over look everything else you have ever done to ensure you suit up for us. This kid quit on the team in the middle of the season and Im watching excuses fly about his mental health etc. Why does he deserve special treatment? Rewind a month ago when the kid was committed to Florida and the bashing was a full go on here. You guys on this board make LSU fans look like a bunch of bipolar women. The kid does not want to be here, we are his last resort and I for one do not care to see him suit up for my team. This is how locker rooms are destroyed.
This post was edited on 3/26/21 at 4:50 pm
Posted by Purple Tiger King
Member since Jan 2021
2016 posts
Posted on 3/26/21 at 4:51 pm to
Isn't his grades too bad for him to be able to play this season? I also thought that was one of the reasons why he left.
This post was edited on 3/26/21 at 4:54 pm
Posted by Tiger997
Picayune, MS
Member since Jan 2006
666 posts
Posted on 3/26/21 at 5:55 pm to
I agree. I would rather have him on my team, rather that on a team we might have to play. I think he signed with LSU because of Joe Brady's offense in 2019 with hopes that it would be the same in 2020, but was disappointed with what he found. I think the addition of DJ and Peetz lured him back to the good guys. I say give him a chance and if nothing else let him ride the pine at LSU until he convinces the coaches that he's all in, rather than allow him to become a weapon for another team to use against us.
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