LSU kicker Trent Domingue is leaving the Tigers.
Domingue, a senior from Mandeville who's on the Lou Groza Award watch list, announced Wednesday on Twitter that he's transferring after the program did not renew his scholarship. He did not immediately respond to a message for comment.
Domingue made 13 of 17 field goal attempts last season and 49 of 50 extra-points. He scored a touchdown on a fake field goal against Florida last October.
Colby Delahoussaye is LSU's backup kicker. Delahoussaye served as the Tigers' starting kicker as a freshman in 2013 and sophomore 2014. He's most known for setting the LSU record for made field goals to open a career with nine straight.
Delahoussaye stumbled late in 2014, and the kickers split time before Domingue won the job last season. Delahoussaye, a senior and a walk-on, did not attempt a kick last season, but is 24 for 29 in his career. The Tigers signed a kicker, Connor Culp, in February - a player coach Les Miles has said can play immediately.
Domingue, previously a walk-on, received a scholarship before preseason camp last season. Scholarships are for the term of one year and must be renewed each summer at the discretion of the school.
The NCAA only allows 85 players to be on scholarship at any one time. The Tigers signed a near full class of 25 recruits in February and could add one more in defensive tackle Travonte Valentine, who is working to qualify over the summer at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Also, the Tigers lost just one underclassman to the NFL draft, keeping a larger-than-normal senior class intact.
Defensive linemen signees Edwin Alexander, out of St. Thomas Aquinas, and Andre Anthony, out of Karr, have not enrolled because of separate eligibility issues. The staff expects Alexander to qualify over the summer.
Anthony's ordeal is different.
The NCAA is requesting Anthony produce coursework from his year and a half spent at Miller McCoy Academy in New Orleans. Miller McCoy shut down last year, and acquiring the coursework has been difficult, a source said. It’s unclear when or if the NCAA will clear Anthony, the 15th-ranked weak-side defensive end in the 2016 class.