Ed Orgeron updates Michael Divinity's availability ahead of national championship
LSU is set to get a huge boost to its defense as coach Ed Orgeron on Tuesday announced the availability of LB Michael Divinity Jr. ahead of the national championship against Clemson.
Orgeron spoke on a media teleconference to reveal the news, Brooks Kubena of The Advocate reported.
Divinity has been away from the team since before the Alabama game. The issue was only described as a “personal matter.” Orgeron has not shared the complete details of the issue, but it was related to an eligibility matter that needed to be cleared. After the Tigers knocked off Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl, Divinity tweeted that he would return on Jan. 13 in the national championship against Clemson in New Orleans.
“I”m back,” he wrote. “See Y’all Back In My City on January 13th.”
While Divinity has worked out in recent weeks, it was unknown if he’d return to the field if LSU extended its season to the national championship.
Before his departure, Divinity played in 5 games, recording 23 tackles, 3 sacks and 1 forced fumble.