Sione Teuhema’s LSU career is over.
He’s now a Southeastern Lion.
Teuhema, a rising junior from Texas, has transferred to Southeastern, SLU coach Ron Roberts confirmed to The Advocate on Tuesday. Teuhema enrolled in summer classes at Southeastern during the June semester, Roberts said, and he’ll play outside linebacker for the Lions.
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“He’s working out and running with our guys. He’s a dynamic football player, explosive athlete,” Roberts said. “He’s had time at LSU rushing the passer. I expect him to be an every-down player for us.”
Teuhema was not listed on LSU’s updated roster released more than a week ago, but team spokesman Michael Bonnette said then that Teuhema’s situation remains “in limbo.”
A part of LSU’s 2014 signing class, Teuhema was suspended a month into spring practice for unknown reasons. Coach Les Miles said then that he’s unsure “the suspension will conclude ever.” In May, the coach said he hadn’t made a decision on the rising junior’s future. Teuhema will “make” the decision for himself, Miles said then, by taking a class this summer.
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Teuhema had participated in the first month of spring drills before Miles announced the suspension on April 9. It was Teuhema’s second suspension in the calendar year. He missed the final three regular season games last year and did not travel with the Tigers to the Texas Bowl against Texas Tech. He was withheld for what Miles termed as a “coach’s decision.”
During spring practice, Teuhema was moved to the Buck position, an outside linebacker/defensive end hybrid role in LSU’s new 3-4 defense. He was playing behind starter Arden Key, along with Isaiah Washington. It’s a “natural position” for Teuhema, defensive line coach Ed Orgeron said before his suspension.
Sione is the brother to LSU starting offensive lineman Maea Teuhema. The Texas natives signed with LSU a year apart. Maea is a 2015 signee who started as a true freshman last year.
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Under defensive coordinator John Chavis in 2014, Sione was mostly used his freshman season as a rushing defensive lineman in Chavis’ passing defense, Mustang. He played sparingly through the first seven regular season games last year.