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LSU sophomore defensive tackle Siaki Ika is reportedly entering the NCAA Transfer Portal, according to 247 Sports.
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Former four-star defensive tackle Siaki Ika, who played in 13 games in a back-up role as a true freshman last fall and helped the Tigers claim a national championship, is entering the transfer portal, a source informs 247Sports.

With the Tigers shifting to a 4-3 defensive front from a 3-4, the 6-foot-4, 340-pound nose tackle has seen his reps diminish. According to Geaux247 reporter Shea Dixon, Ika met with Orgeron on Tuesday to discuss his playing time.
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Why have we heard nothing about Ishmael Sopsher, who entered the transfer portal at AL)? He might fit-the-bill to replace a Ika loss!?!
Reply29 days
I get the 4-3, 3-4 thing. He is a nose tackle. I just do not get leaving mid-season, especially since you get a mulligan year. Stay, work out, eat well, he would play some and then leave at end of season. But, it is what it is.
Reply29 days
That's a good point. Makes me wonder if he's also a little sour since he's getting passed up by some of the younger DL. Hope all goes well for Ika. Had high hopes for him until we switched to a 43.
27 days
One would think we’d still have some packages that we could use that employ the 3-4. Every time we got loose all I heard was WAAAAH HOO!! Loved it!! Dude is gonna be a good one next year wherever he goes!! Kinda wish we’d kept with the 3-4 and been able to also keep Shelvin. I’m sure that had a ton to do with him opting out. Definitely didn’t help matters.
Reply29 days
I think Shelvin opting out was more due to him being overweight and not wanting to put in the work to get his weight back down except for doing so for the draft. Losing Shelvin definitely hurt us.
27 days
I would hate to see him go. He has great feet, leverage, and upper body strength. Son, if you're looking to make it at the next level, being able to play in a 4-3 will be to your credit. NFL Scouts already know you can play over center---versatility will help your draft position.
Reply29 days
Lose 20 lbs and fight for your job back. Don't be a quitter.
Reply29 days
Looks to be a head case we have had a lot of those lately
29 days
This is how you go from Legend to Loser
Reply29 days
Very carefully
29 days
This is a mistake on LSU’s part.
Reply29 days
Good luck to the kid, just not a 4-3 fit.
Reply29 days
Dude seems like the 4-3 fit not good for LSU in 2020.
28 days
Guess he’ll be going to TCU? Isn’t that where all our transfers go?
Reply29 days
He showed up to play Saturday nite, guess it was his goose song, (no swans in BR). But, you can see the issues with the defense, these guys were recruited to play on Aranda's defense, therefore, several of them are not going to fit into the new scheme. Ya think Joey B would have came here if Miles was still here.
Reply29 days
The new scheme is garbage.
29 days
Go find Coach Aranda.
Reply29 days
Agreed, let him know we’ll pay double what Baylor is paying him to come back to Baton Rouge.
28 days
See ya.... I don’t know the whole situation but sitting here, I don’t respect it.
Reply29 days
See ya.... I don’t know the whole situation but sitting here, I don’t respect it.
Reply29 days
WHO??
Reply29 days
moron
29 days
Good luck
Reply29 days
Apu was what O sold us as a consolation prize for striking out on Sopsher. Now both are in the portal.
Reply29 days
Do you feel like you were wronged?
29 days
Lol what a shittastic take. Sit this next one out, Greggovy
29 days
Well so much for Siaki and Shelvin adapting to the 4-3
Reply29 days
Its not the transfer due to scheme change thats an issue.....we all understand his predicament. The main issue is the timing.
Reply29 days
Season doesn't count anyway so why do this now?
Reply29 days
To get a jump on scholarships elsewhere
29 days
This coaching staff is failing
Reply29 days
Agreed
28 days
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