The depth in LSU’s secondary for both its bowl game and the 2014 season have taken a hit this week.
A school official confirmed to thetowntalk.com that safety Micah Eugene is no longer a part of the Tigers football program. The sophomore defensive back has not participated in the practice sessions in the run-up to the Outback Bowl, will not play in the postseason game against Iowa and will not return to the team next season, the official said.
No reason was given for the departure.
Eugene played in 10 games this past season, starting two of those contests. He had played in 23 games the past two years.
In addition to Eugene’s departure, the futures of fellow defensive backs Derrick Raymond and Jerqwinick Sandolph are up in the air. The same official confirmed that neither player had participated in practice since the sessions began Monday, and that their status for the bowl game an beyond is unknown.