Brian Kelly cites LSU’s OL situation as ‘unusual’ for him, the program and college football

LSU has had a long and storied college football history.

But on Saturday night in a 45-35 win at Florida, the Tigers did something they had never done before by starting 2 true freshman at the offensive tackle positions.

Will Campbell and Emery Jones were the freshmen who got the nod at those slots, which bodes well for the LSU offensive line in the coming years.

During his weekly media availability Monday, Tigers coach Brian Kelly said it’s not just a unique situation for LSU, it’s unique in college football.

“I don’t think I ever have (seen it before),” said Kelly, per On3.com. “32 years, 33? I don’t believe I’ve ever started two freshmen, period, on an offensive line. But, to have two tackles in the SEC is quite unusual.”

With their win at The Swamp, the Tigers improved to 5-2 on the season.

They return to action at home Saturday for another big game, as no. 7 Ole Miss visits Baton Rouge.

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