The LSU Tigers took a big blow on Wednesday when it was announced that starting kicker and Lou Groza Award watch lister Trent Domingue would be leaving the school. It was a pretty odd situation that led to his decision about his future.
Domingue took to Twitter and said that he would be leaving after his scholarship with the school wasn’t renewed. There is no details on the situation and it is not clear if he will transfer or if his football career is over.
Head coach Les Miles seemed to be willing to help Domingue in any way he can. He told him to hold off on his decision and said he could get him a scholarship by August.
Miles says he told Domingue to wait before deciding to leave. LM thought he could get him a scholly by August. #LSU
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) July 14, 2016
If Trent Domingue does decide to transfer and continue his career, he would be doing so as a graduate transfer. He would be able to play immediately at the FBS level and would have two years of eligibility left.
Last season, Domingue went 13-17 on field goals and missed just one of his 50 extra point attempts and also scored the game-winning touchdown against the Florida Gators. He will likely be replaced by Colby Delahoussaye, who went a combined 24-29 on field goals in 2013 and 2014.