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LSU confirms four players leave program

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Four players have left the LSU football program, the school confirmed Wednesday. Offensive lineman Derek Edinburgh Jr., linebacker Lorenzo Phillips and defensive backs Jerqwinick Sandolph and Derrick Raymond all decided to leave the football program for a variety of reasons, and two have already enrolled in other programs for the 2014 season.

None of the players made the bowl trip with LSU to the Outback Bowl against Iowa this postseason. According to a report by Baton Rouge Advocate, Edinburgh and Raymond did not play at all during the 2013 season. Phillips and Sandolph played minor roles as back-up payers for the Tigers in 2013.

Sandolph is on his way to continue playing football at FCS Southeastern Louisiana. He will join former LSU safety Micah Eugene at the program. Phillips has enrolled in classes at East Mississippi Community College. Phillips is focusing on his academics and has plans on making a return to LSU once he straightens his grades out. Former running back Jeryl Brazil, who was dismissed in December, is also enrolled at the community college.

All four players were a part of LSU’s Class of 2012. The Baton Rouge Advocate notes LSU has lost six players from that recruiting class with these latest losses.

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  1. suprmous says: Jan 22, 2014 9:40 PM

    Thank goodness some believe that education’s important. And before those of you want to take it as a sign of problems within the Coachin Dept forget it and don’t waste your breath on it. Coach has said many times before that he’ll stand behind whatever decision the guy makes in order to better himself within the academic sector and his wantin to make somethin better of himself in life. So to you naysayers keep your mouth shut unless you know somethin for fact. But I’ve got a feelin keepin your mouth shut would be like watchin the Titanic resurrect itself: ain’t gonna happen.

  2. bigdinla says: Jan 23, 2014 10:30 AM

    That’s what I love about LSU fans. Y’all are some of the best rationalizers on the planet. A quarter of a recruiting class no longer on campus and the coaches are not to blame? Lol! Yep it must be those high LSU academic standards.

  3. normtide says: Jan 23, 2014 1:15 PM

    LSU has probably the longest string of success in college football. I consider a 9/10 win season a success. When was the last time LSU had a whole season fall apart? If a few cracks in the program are forming, it’s only because it has to happen at some point. They have the ability to repair them pretty quickly.

  4. infrno says: Jan 23, 2014 1:43 PM

    @bigdinla – if you’d have actually read, you’d see that these guys are either not on the depth chart at all (i.e. aren’t going to see a single second of playing time) or are 3rd-4th stringers that pretty much aren’t going to – wait for it – see any playing time going forward. Is that the coach’s fault? Well, if by “fault” you mean “doing his job and playing the most talented players”, then yes. Yes it is.

  5. infrno says: Jan 23, 2014 1:44 PM

    Oh, and the reason one of them left was because he won’t be academically eligible – i.e. his grades suck and JuCo/community colleges are typically a lot easier and have lower admission standards.

  6. suprmous says: Jan 23, 2014 8:12 PM

    biginla, are you old enuff to know of Dr. Billy Cannon, heard of a guy by the name of Tommy Hodson, ever seen the likes of a Glenn Dorsey, Eric Reid, Tyrann Mathieu, or a Patrick Peterson play? Well Big Mouth, they all went to LSU and made pretty damned good folks and have done somethin with their lives where I suspect you’re strugglin with your’s.. And infrno, if you took notes you’d see at least goin to Jr College isn’t a bad thing. Least it’s an education and gives you some knowledge you can’t get on the streets. You, your buddy biginla, and others like you really amaze me in a way that nobody else does: you shine your ass a bit brighter and leave room for the next bozo to shine his even more brighter when spoutin off his remarks. Maybe you should try makin somethin of your lives instead of criticizin somebody who has sense enuff to make an effort.

  7. suprmous says: Jan 23, 2014 8:14 PM

    BTW, you wanna piece of me biginla bring it. This female will be glad to mop the floor up with you and any and all of your buddies. I may be old enuff to be your mom, your grandmom, or even older sistah but I’ll take you on.

  8. infrno says: Jan 23, 2014 10:31 PM

    Wow, put down the hash pipe. I went to JuCo, I’m kinda on your side and you’re making a complete ass of yourself.

  9. infrno says: Jan 23, 2014 10:36 PM

    Maybe you should have gotten an education, or at least learnded basic friggin Engrish. Nowhere did I criticize anyone. I made a factual statement. Several of them, actually.

    And yes, the grammatical errors were intentional, I’m stating the obvious since it’s, well obvious you no speaky engly.

  10. suprmous says: Jan 25, 2014 12:18 AM

    infrno, you desire English I’ll be more than happy to give you your request. However, at the moment as bad as I feel health wise I’m in no mood to be speaking correct English just to get my point across. My point being that there’s nothing wrong with Education and improving oneself in life. And many times have I along with many others who speak on this blog have heard Coach Les Miles say that he would stand behind his players and see that he’d do whatever it took for them to improve their lives. However, you choose to believe that or not. You can never be “kinda” on one side. Either you’re for something or against it. Being wishy washy doesn’t pay the bills. Another thing, I don’t partake in using hash and never have and never will; unlike others around me who have. As for being a hard assed female, I’m far from it but you get me stirred I do tend to come unglued. I had 3 who taught me that if I didn’t take care of myself nobody else would. And admittedly, tho they went to Bama; are former brothers along with brothers they did teach me a few things about both human nature and football. So I’m just no dumb bimbo. I do have both an education through the school system and through expierence of what to look for in football first hand. That said I’ll just say here’s hopin that you wake further up and realize criticizing folks doesn’t get you far.

  11. suprmous says: Jan 25, 2014 12:20 AM

    pardon me infrno, I meanto to say former players. This crap I’ve got has my head stopped up along with my nose and my head hurting so please overlook the error.

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