BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Defensive lineman Christian LaCouture is returning to LSU for his senior season after missing all of 2016 with a knee injury he suffered during preseason practice.
"Coach 'O' (Orgeron), coach (Dave) Aranda, coach Pete (Jenkins), and I have had extensive talks about next year," LaCouture said. "We had great talks and his plan of bringing in (offensive coordinator) Matt Canada, knowing what he did at Pittsburgh putting up 42 points a game."
LaCouture has played in 37 games with 23 career starts for the Tigers. He has 86 tackles, 8.0 tackles for a loss and 4.5 sacks in his career.
"The last couple of days have been good days for the LSU family," Orgeron said. "Going through your career you get a chance to meet and coach great young men. Some guys will go above and beyond for their football team and Christian LaCouture is one of those guys."