Ed Orgeron comments on Michael Divinity's return to LSU practice
LSU fans were treated to a surprise on Monday when linebacker Michael Divinity showed back up at practice.
This development comes after Divinity left the team during Alabama week, citing a personal matter for his departure from the team.
Here is the statement Divinity offered up just two weeks ago:
“I am taking some time off to focus on a personal matter and just wanted to say thank you to my coaches, teammates, and the entire LSU community for your continued help and support. I am sorry I can’t be on the field for you guys. My goal is to get myself back to 100% in time to graduate in December and be back on the field fighting with my brothers soon.”
Following this news, Orgeron openly admitted Divinity would be welcome back on the team. Well, it turns out Coach O was telling the truth as the linebacker was back in action as the team prepares for Arkansas this weekend.
During a Tuesday morning appearance on ESPN Baton Rouge 104.5 FM radio show “Off the Bench,” Orgeron had this to say about Divinity practicing with the team this week.
“We love Michael being back on the team. Michael is a great member of our football team,” Orgeron said. “Brings a lot of energy, brings a lot of things to our practice. He is still unable to play but he is able to practice with the football team, as of now.”
Considering how easily Ole Miss managed to move the ball on LSU last weekend, this is great news for the Tigers heading down the stretch run of the season. While LSU likely won’t need Divinity to beat Arkansas, having him back for the Texas A&M game or a potential SEC Championship Game appearance against Georgia could be huge for a defense that has struggled to remain consistent this season.