LSU’s offensive line is in for a shakeup beginning this fall. Backup center Andy Dodd is set to graduate in May and transfer out of Baton Rouge, he announced Wednesday on Twitter.
Dodd will be eligible to play for another FBS program next year as a graduate transfer.
A Lindale, Ga., native, Dodd backed up Ethan Pocic for the Tigers and drew his lone start against Southern Miss. Dodd spent most of his career backing up Pocic, playing 8 games in 2014 and ’15 and 7 last fall.
With Dodd set to transfer, LSU will lose 3 interior offensive linemen who started games last season. That includes Dodd, Pocic and right guard Josh Boutte.
Will Clapp is expected to shift to center from left guard in place of Pocic. Garrett Brumfield and freshman Austin Deculus will compete to replace Clapp at guard. Maea Teuhema and Donavaughn Campbell will battle for the right guard job.
With Dodd on his way out, expect redshirt freshman Lloyd Cushenberry to be the top choice to back up Clapp at center. Cushenberry was a member of the Tigers’ 2016 signing class but did not see action last season.
Former starting quarterback Brandon Harris, wide receiver Jazz Ferguson and offensive lineman Chide Okeke also announced plans to transfer since the end of the season.
As mentioned in his note to fans on Twitter, Dodd will depart LSU as the first member of his family to earn a college degree.
— andy dodd (@A_Dodd89) February 22, 2017
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