Why LSU Football fans should be extremely proud of Kayshon Boutte’s attitude

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LSU football sophomore wide receiver Kayshon Boutte was one of the Tigers’ few bright spots in the program’s season-opening loss to the UCLA Bruins.

Boutte picked up where he left off in 2020, catching nine passes for 148 yards and three touchdowns against the Bruins.

The Louisiana native could’ve had an even more impressive stat line on Saturday night — there were a couple of passes thrown from quarterback Max Johnson that were slightly off target due to the pressure that UCLA was applying.

Boutte, however, didn’t use that pressure as an excuse. In fact, Boutte told reporters after the game that he feels like he (and the rest of the wide receivers) needs to speed up his routes to combat the pressure that Johnson is dealing with.

From 247Sports:

"Boutte: “The conversation was that we’ve got to speed the routes up a little bit. Dealing with pressures and a lot of man on the outside so just win your 1-on-1s.”"

That wasn’t the only chance that Boutte had to make an excuse that he declined to take.

Kayshon Boutte wasn’t interested in making excuses for LSU football’s loss

Boutte was also asked by reporters about the challenge of relocating to Houston for game week due to the destruction of Hurricane Ida.

The talented wide receiver immediately cut off the reporter to point out that LSU simply got beat by UCLA. The Bruins were just better, according to Boutte.

"“I’m just going to be real. We got beat tonight. Beat upfront, beat all around. They just outplayed us for 60 minutes.”"

This kind of accountability is what every player on LSU’s roster needs.

Boutte takes responsibility for the loss — even though he was the Tigers’ strongest performer on Saturday night.

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LSU fans should be proud to have Boutte on the team. He’s a talented player, but an even better teammate/person. Hopefully, his attitude rubs off the rest of the team. It’s certainly the best way for an athlete to approach being part of a team.