LSU coach Ed Orgeron -- 'Most' of team has contracted coronavirus

Ed Orgeron

LSU coach Ed Orgeron -- 'Most' of team has contracted coronavirus

Tigers coach Ed Orgeron acknowledged Tuesday that he's heard "rumblings" that star defensive tackle Tyler Shelvin, who opted out of the season in late August, is considering returning to the team and playing this year.

"I think most of uh. not all of our players but most of our players have caught it, so I think that hopefully they don't catch it again and hopefully they're not out for games", Orgeron said. "So hopefully they won't catch it again, and hopefully they're not out for games".

"Not all of our players, but most of our players have caught it", Orgeron told reporters.

Orgeron said he wasn't sure of the exact percentage of positive tests among LSU players when asked for clarification.

Orgeron says just two weeks ago, most of his offensive line was decimated by the coronavirus.

However, later in the interview while sharing how the team has to make adjustments due to the virus, he shared more information.

College football players from other teams have also tested positive for Covid-19, with a total of 75 Texas Tech players testing positive since the beginning of the pandemic, according to a Monday report.

One LSU defensive lineman has already chose to opt back in for the 2020 season and it's possible he may not be the only one to do so.

Shelvin, a possible first-round pick, opted out last month. "If he doesn't come back then we wish him the best. If not, like any member of our family, we'll take him back".

LSU is scheduled to open the season at home against Mississippi State on September 26.

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