How LSU football transfers are performing with their new programs

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LSU had its fair share of transfers this offseason.

The Tigers had 12 players enter their name into the portal, most notably Dare Rosenthal and Arik Gilbert, who did not play incredible roles for LSU (Rosenthal started at left tackle, Gilbert at tight end), but were both somewhat significant losses in their own ways.

Eight of those players who ended up transferring went to Power Five schools, including Gilbert and Rosenthal, who eventually transferred to Georgia and Kentucky, respectively.

Here are all of the players that transferred from LSU in the offseason, and how they are fairing with their new teams.

Dare Rosenthal- Kentucky

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Rosenthal is currently Kentucky’s starting left tackle.

TJ Finley- Auburn

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Finley has been the backup quarterback for Auburn this season, completing 53.1% of his passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner over Georgia State.

Ray Thornton- Texas

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Thornton has amassed 20 total tackles and one sack for Texas this season.

Arik Gilbert- Georgia

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“He’s still continuing his journey, and we are still staying in communication with him. Everyone is pulling for Arik Gilbert.” Those were the words of Georgia head coach Kirby Smart on October 19th.

Chris Curry- Utah

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Curry has run for 15 yards on six carries in three games for Utah.

Travez Moore- Arizona State

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Moore has recorded six tackles and one sack in three games for Arizona State.

Siaki Ika

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Ika has 9 total tackles and 2.5 sacks for Baylor.

T.K. McLendon- Eastern Kentucky

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T.K. McLendon has not recorded a stat for Eastern Kentucky this season.

Justin Thomas- UAB


Justin Thomas has eight total tackles, two sacks, and one forced fumble and fumble recovery for UAB.

Jamal Pettigrew- McNeese

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Pettigrew has seven receptions for 92 yards and one touchdown for McNeese.

Peter Parrish- Memphis

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Parrish has completed 64.6% of his passes for 215 yards and three interceptions for Memphis. He has also added 60 yards on the ground.