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Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
LSU senior defensive lineman Christian LaCouture announced Thursday that he is returning for a fifth year of eligibility.

LaCouture entered preseason camp as a projected starter at defensive end missed the 2016 season after tearing his ACL in his right knee during the first week of camp.

By not redshirting during his freshman season, the senior from Lincoln, NE will now use 2016 as a redshirt season.

LaCouture met with the media after practice on Thursday and said that head coach Ed Orgeron, DC Dave Aranda, and D-Line coach Pete Jenkins helped him with his decision. Per NOLA.com:
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"Me and Coach O, Coach Aranda and Coach Pete have had extensive talks," LaCouture told reporters on Thursday. "Me and Coach O had great talks talking about next year and his plans about bringing in Matt Canada and knowing what he did at Pittsburgh and putting up 42 points a game. Coach O and Coach Aranda with the great defense last year, what they did you guys say.

"Just the excitement around the room and this whole program about what's going on, I'm excited to be a leader for this football team. I'm going to do anything Coach O asks me to do. Going off what we've talked about, we're very excited and we're very happy. I'm real excited for this opportunity. It's been a long road. But like I said, talking to Coach O and the staff, I think it'll be great for me and this football team. We expect championships around here. We expect that and breathe that every day, day in and day out. I think we have a real shot to get into the College Football Playoff."
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Just_Fight_Baby90 months
Feels like getting an early Christmas gift! Welcome back, LAC! Unfinished business, dang straight!!
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Mulerider90 months
Yessssss...I love Lac and the hard nosed play he brings to the field. Our DL is shaping up to be incredible next year. Geaux Tigers!
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I really like this young man. What an example he is!
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eugene1928LSU90 months
Get you some Lacouture. Hold that Tiger, just like getting an unexpected 5 star. Beat the gumps
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Mr Fusion90 months
It moved.
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RajunTiger90 months
And he will be wearing number 18 baby
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Mike da Tigah90 months
Great news. I wish this kid the very best in getting there too.
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beantown90 months
YES!
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Spankum90 months
Damn good news...gonna bump his draft stock immensely by staying and also add to the quality of our line at the same time!
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comalking90 months
I feel a wave maybe.....
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Pepe Lepew90 months
GREAT NEWS !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Lexman190 months
Hope so. Awesome news! Like getting a 5 star recruit with his experience. Everyone wants to play for Coach Aranda and Coach O, as well as Coach C. I think we'll finish our recruiting class very strong!
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Whynotme90 months
Godchaux next?!
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