Coach Kelly believes that star wide receiver Kayshon Boutte is the “least guy that I’m concerned about on our offense.”
Boutte struggled in his first game of the season, catching only 2-of-6 targets for 20 yards in the Tigers’ wild 24-23 loss to Florida State on Sunday. After the game, he also deleted all mentions of LSU on his Instagram page.
“Obviously, it was a difficult day for him,” Kelly told reporters Tuesday. “It wasn’t his best but he’s going to have great games. And it’s going to be the totality of his work that he’s going to be evaluated on.”
The Seminoles defeated LSU after Damian Ramos blocked an extra point to negate a 99-yard touchdown drive in the final 1:20 that would have tied the game. It was one of many special teams blunders from LSU, as the Tigers muffed two punts and had a field goal blocked.
“We’ve spent some time and we’ve worked on some things that will help him handle the scrutiny,” Kelly said. “And quite frankly, the scrutiny was strong and his reaction was probably similar to what my reaction would be as a 60-year-old. He has handled it in a manner that he’ll learn from and continue to grow from.”