LSU grants Maea Teuhema his release; OL plans to transfer
The Maea Teuhema has saga has reached an end.
The junior offensive lineman has been granted his release from the LSU football team and will transfer to another school, head coach Ed Orgeron announced on Wednesday night.
Earlier on Wednesday, Oregon indicated that Teuehema — a projected starter at right guard for the Tigers — had been suspended indefinitely from the team. That suspension stemmed from academic issues.
Teuhema was among LSU’s most experienced offensive linemen returning to the team in 2017. He started 21 the last two seasons in Baton Rouge. Lloyd Cushenberry III and Donavaughn Campbell are left to battle for the starting right guard position in Teuhema’s absence.
The departure of Teuhema leaves the Tigers with only 11 offensive linemen on scholarship after three days of fall camp.
As a member of LSU’s 2015 recruiting class, Teuhema was a top-50 prospect and the No. 2 guard in the country. The 4-star recruit from Keller, Texas, has two years of eligibility remaining.