It’s been a hectic last few weeks throughout the LSU Football program. Fall Camp kicked off as Brian Kelly and his staff have the players in pads for the first time since the spring. We’re now less than a month away until the Tigers kick off their 2022 season from the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans. The Florida State Seminoles await an LSU team that has a lot of questions to answer before September 4 rolls around.
Many of those questions will be answered throughout Fall Camp and during the first few weeks of the new season. It’s seen as a transitional year for an LSU program that’s got a sub-.500 record overall across the last two seasons. Kelly’s arrival was met with a lot of encouragement, but unfortunately, the former Notre Dame coach didn’t have a lot of time to leave his mark on the program during the spring. Now, as the college football season creeps closer, we’re beginning to see more exciting updates coming out of Baton Rouge.
The latest updates about LSU Football regarding Fall Camp, the team and more
In terms of the team that will be suiting up for the Tigers in 2022, there are a few recent developments that may peak fans’ interests. Before anyone wonders, no, there is no clear frontrunner in the quarterback competition. It’s still a three-horse race between Myles Brennan, Jayden Daniels and Garrett Nussmeier with freshman Walker Howard en route to redshirt his first season in Baton Rouge. Now that that issue is settled, onto the other updates.
It seems as if Noah Cain is on track to get the nod as LSU’s RB1 for the upcoming season. The Baton Rouge native was one of the first players made available to the media at the beginning of Fall Camp. This speaks volumes as to where Coach Kelly’s mind is right now, especially as it relates to his running backs. The running back room did get smaller at the start of camp with former Oklahoma transfer Tre Bradford—whose story has been a whirlwind in and of itself—no longer with the university. It seems as if Bradford’s journey at LSU has finally come to an end after transferring out and then back in last season. This opens the door for both Cain and John Emery Jr. to share the load in the backfield early in the season until a frontrunner emerges. Emery Jr. has reportedly looked very good, especially for a player who missed all of last season.
Elsewhere within the team, the program’s two prestigious jerseys have now officially been handed out ahead of the start of the season. Kayshon Boutte was handed the No. 7 shirt a few months back as he looks to bounce back from a season-ending injury last year. The explosive wide out has the potential to be one of the best—if not the best—wide receivers in the country according to his coach, especially after fully recovering from his surgery and returning to practice. Meanwhile, Coach Kelly announced in an address to the team a few days ago that the No. 18 jersey will be worn by BJ Ojulari this season. Ojulari has been one of the team’s standouts on defense for the last few years. He is looking to be a leader and help the Tigers to an impressive season after they were left out of the preseason top 25.
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