LSU coach Ed Orgeron showed playful restraint when someone asked him which player will wear the No. 18 jersey.
“Who might be wearing No. 18? The guy that deserves it the most,” Orgeron said, provoking laughter.
LSU typically awards the number to a player during a team meeting at the start of preseason camp, but last March, Orgeron slipped: At a small, private luncheon before a room full of invited guests, he said defensive lineman Christian LaCouture would wear No. 18.