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LSU officially announced Wednesday night that offensive lineman Maea Teuhema has been granted his release from the program and will be transferring out of LSU.

Teuhema was suspended indefinitely Wednesday morning for a "violation of team rules," and head coach Ed Orgeron said earlier this week that the sophomore from Keller, Texas was dealing with "academic issues".


Teuhema was a two-year starter, playing both tackle and guard. He was projected to be LSU's starting right guard in 2017 and leaves the Tigers with just 11 scholarship offensive linemen on the roster.

He becomes the fifth offensive linemen to leave LSU this offseason along with Chidi Okeke, Andy Dodd, Willie Allen, and 2017 signee Seth Stewart.

Redshirt freshman Lloyd Cushenberry and sophomore Donavaughn Campbell will compete for the starting right guard spot now that Teuhema is leaving. Redshirt sophomore Adrian Magee and freshman Austin Deculus could also get reps at the guard spot throughout camp.

Here is what the current O-Line depth chart looks like with the departure of Teuhema:

Left Tackle: KJ Malone, Austin Deculus, Saahdiq Charles
Left Guard: Garrett Brumfield, Ed Ingram
Center: Will Clapp
Right Guard: Lloyd Cushenberry, Donavaughn Campbell
Right Tackle: Toby Weathersby, Jakori Savage

*Adrian Magee can play multiple positions on the offensive
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39 Comments
Coach Orgeron said at SEC Media Days the offseason focus (to beat Bama) has been on improving the OL. Guess that means getting Grimes' players out and getting a new batch in. Perhaps an OL coaching change is in order. Coach Mawae?
Reply50 months
What can he say, except......YOU'RE WELCOME!!!!
Reply51 months
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Left side! Strong side! Right side! Gone side!
Reply51 months
OL is going to be a problem again this year in big games...and Grimes will continue to get a free pass.
Reply51 months
If we can't run the ball as consistently as we have in the past as well as protect Etling this year he'll be gone u can book that.
51 months
The kid is selfish. You can read the tea leaves.
Reply51 months
dammit
Reply51 months
Stupid is as stupid does sir
Reply51 months
Probably got tired of nobody ever pronouncing his last name correctly! :-)
Reply51 months
All the guy had to do was go to summer classes and take some BS 1000 level course.
Reply51 months
I get all the confidentiality bull shite but O O's and explanation for what are massive failures and transfers from this one position. Is it Grimes? What is it? You don't just get to have a massive fail at a position and get away without some public explanation. It's not good enough to answer every question with "he's no longer apart of our program we're moving forward" That's bull shite.
Reply51 months
Grimes is obviously a major problem
51 months
Miles did it for 11 years and got away with it. The only difference was Miles spoke in riddles while O chooses not to disclose. Either way, they don't answer to us fans. That's just the way it is!
51 months
Is it me? Or is it becoming easier for players to transfer and not have to sit out. I see transfers from across the nation every time I turn on the tv. Has the NCAA lowered the transfer requirements?
Reply51 months
cry babys transfer because they think they are owed a starting job by being a 4 or 5 star recruit.
Reply51 months
Following in his brother's footsteps at Southeastern, perhaps.
Reply51 months
Well frick.
Reply51 months
No one really knows what the issue is. One thing we do know, NOT GOOD for LSU football regarding 'W's and 'L's. Downgrading prediction from 10-2 to 9-3 (and a prayer)!
Reply51 months
Something aint right.....
Reply51 months
Pretty much all the news I've heard in the offseason has been bad news. Coach O's first full season is already starting badly.
Reply51 months
Did you expect a guy who has never had success all of a sudden be a model head coach?
51 months
Yea, it's coach's fault this idiot can't pass basket weaving
51 months
I'm sure there is more to the story here. But if not, this is also setting off major red flags to the NFL.
Reply51 months
What a puss
Reply51 months
Thease Samoans guys we have recruited lately seem to have anger issues and don't wanna abide by the team rules.
Reply51 months
I coach these Samoans. They are 2 generations removed from being savages. In HS these kids are catered to because of their culture. So when they arent worshipped or when practice schedules arent organized around their time, it overwhelms them and they can't handle it. They are also very tight knit families. Everything is centered around their cultures, usually once removed from the easy access to these mini-celebrations they tend to lose sight of the bigger picture.
50 months
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