Hey Fightin' Podcast: Ja'Marr Chase, LSU's Newest No. 7

by Cody Worsham | Digital Media Reporter
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Hey Fightin' Podcast: Ja'Marr Chase, LSU's Newest No. 7

Ja’Marr Chase walked into Football Ops this week on a mission.

He wanted No. 7. 

It took him time to track down Coach O, who bounces around the building like a man on fire, but eventually, he found his head coach and asked for the jersey.

“Alright,” Coach O said, “let’s do it.”

On today’s show, we sit down with Ja’Marr to discuss why he wanted that number, what it means to him, and how he’s working to set new goals after surpassing the many he set in 2019. 

“I look at 7 as a competitive number,” Chase says. “I think 7 at LSU is like a challenge for people. There’s a lot of things that goes on in the year when you have 7 on, a lot of critics, a lot of people, a lot of expectations from 7, and I want to have that challenge upon me.”

That’s a mentality that’s taken Chase to the top of college football, and it’s the mentality that fuels his desire to go even higher, still. 

Show Notes

  • 1:45 – Recapping Coach O’s Spring Football Preview Press Conference
  • 2:02 – Position changes
  • 3:14 – Spring absences
  • 4:32 – Depth Chart
  • 10:24 – Why Coach O thinks Myles Brennan is about to explode
  • 11:51 – What Coach O liked about Scott Linehan in his interview
  • 14:01 – Coach O on Bo Pelini
  • 16:23 – Coach O’s vow to work even harder than last season
  • 17:22 – Ja’Marr Chase Interview
  • 18:31 – Why Ja’Marr wanted 7
  • 19:44 – Ja’Marr’s mentality after winning the Biletnikoff
  • 21:33 – Who gets No. 1 now? 
  • 23:27 – Ja’Marr’s Combine Numbers (40, bench, squat, etc).
  • 24:41 – Where Ja’Marr’s love for the weight room comes from
  • 25:16 – Meeting Lou Holtz
  • 26:24 – Life without the Joes
  • 27:15 – Working with Myles Brennan
  • 30:00 – Setting new goals for 2020
  • 31:24 – Fitting in to a new offense
  • 32:51 – National championship game memories