Honestly not a laughing matter. You can tell he is a vocal leader around the locker room. LSU will have tons of players, but I would be upset if Courtney was left off the team.
The one-and-done culture has changed this to some extent, but I still think it mostly applies:
I think the health of a program can be measured, in no small way, by the number of third and fourth-year players in a program. I always thought that, in a well-run program, those guys make up roughly half the roster, maybe a little more.
Having guys stick around shows you that 1. Guys are panning out and you aren't making recruiting mistakes and 2. Guys are buying in and aren't bailing out, even if they aren't playing a lot.
In bad programs, the guy who isn't playing is out of there as fast as the season is over. In a good program, a lot of times marginal players accept roles, become locker room leaders, etc., because they buy into the program and want to be part of something they are proud to be part of.
Often, in good programs, these guys end up giving you good minutes (or snaps in football). A good example is Derrick Bryant and Ron Brooks in LSU's secondary. Bryant gave them great snaps in that Auburn game where Simon and Mathieu were suspended. Brooks accepted a minor role as a dime back and helped make the secondary really special.
On teams where there isn't buy-in, those two guys would have left long before their senior season and would have been lining up for some Sun Belt or C-USA team.
If everybody comes back, LSU will have four guys in at least their third year. That's pretty good, considering the roster turnover that started with Brady and continued under Trent. I still see that as Trent's biggest failure. If you are not going to recruit in bulk, the ones you do recruit damn sure better not leave for Dayton, Maryland, San Diego State, Nebraska, Arkansas State, Florida Gulf Coast (am I forgetting any?).