Report: More LSU players considering leaving team
More hits to the LSU roster could be on the way.
In an article focusing on players such as Terrace Marshall and Arik Gilbert leaving the team, Brooks Kubena of The Advocate included some discouraging information:
Several other players are also considering leaving, multiple sources said, and concern is rising over just how many players will depart from a roster that’s already substantially depleted.
Due to the COVID pandemic, roster availability numbers have been an issue in 2020. Kubena points out that with the departures and LSU’s self-imposed scholarship sanctions, roster numbers are looking to become an issue for 2021 and beyond.
Kubena reports that LSU is currently at 69 scholarship players, a number that includes three walk-ons who were awarded scholarships and well below the NCAA limit of 85 players. LSU’s self-imposed sanctions call for a reduction of 8 scholarships over the next two years.
Kubena reports that some of the departures from the 2020 team have been tied to an August protest:
Multiple sources told The Advocate that team morale turned south before the season even began, when a large group of players felt Orgeron mishandled a team meeting regarding the team’s player-led march in August amid national protests against police brutality.
The LSU roster situation will certainly be closely watched by many in the SEC.