Brian Kelly has held off on awarding the No. 18 jersey, a legacy at LSU, so far this fall, which is Kelly’s first in Baton Rouge.

But, on Saturday, that changed, as the first-year coach of the Tigers gave the jersey to a star defender, who could end up being a first-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

As you can see below, Kelly presented the number to edge rusher BJ Ojulari after Saturday’s practice session:

Ojulari has emerged as a team leader this year, coming off a 2021 campaign that saw him record 54 tackles (12 for a loss) and a team-high 7 sacks.

Can he have another big year and help the Tigers improve from last season’s disappointing record? We’ll find out in a few short weeks!

Read More

Louisiana sports betting is officially live in much of the state. Whether it is betting on SEC football or LSU football games or the Heisman race each year, if you live in Louisiana, you can now do it from your mobile phone.