LSU built its defense in part around the strategic advantage of deploying three versatile safeties in its secondary.
One member of that starting trio is lost for the season after just three games.
Junior safety Todd Harris will miss the remainder of the season, LSU coach Ed Orgeron announced Monday. Harris went down with a knee injury against Northwestern State on Saturday night.
“Todd is going to be back for the year,” Orgeron said. “It’s an unfortunate accident. He just landed on the ground wrong.”
Grant Delpit and JaCoby Stevens will continue to LSU’s starting safeties, though one of them may have to spend more time in the deep third of the field with Harris out.
“JaCoby Stevens can play back there,” Orgeron said. “We have to wait and see how the week goes to see who else can fit back there.”
Harris will receive a medical redshirt for the season since he only played in three games. He’ll still have two years of eligibility once healthy next year.
- Defensive ends Rashard Lawrence and Glen Logan remain out for the Vanderbilt game, Orgeron said. The coach didn’t provide a timetable for either player to return beyond this week.
- Outside linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson is “questionable” to play at Vanderbilt. He won’t practice Monday, Orgeron said.
- Linebacker Michael Divinity, wideout Ja’Marr Chase and tight end Thaddeus Moss are expected back this week. They didn’t play due to “coach’s decisions.”