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Kragthorpe gives up LSU OC job due to Parkinson's

Posted on: August 4, 2011 1:15 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

A month before the start of the 2011 season is far from the best time for a reshuffling of coaching assignments. But for LSU offensive coordinator Steve Kragthorpe, there are now much more pressing issues than football.

The Tiger program has announced that Kragthorpe is suffering from Parkinson's disease, and will be giving up his coordinating duties effective immediately. He will, however, remain on the LSU staff as quarterbacks coach. The new play-caller will be Greg Studrawa, the Tigers' offensive line coach.

Kragthorpe has issued a statement regarding the unfortunate news:


Eye on College Football wishes Kragthorpe the best of luck in his fight against the disease.

And though football clearly takes a backseat to the news of Kragthorpe's health, the disruption to LSU's preparation for the 2011 season should be relatively minimal. Studrawa has a wealth of play-calling experience from his post-Urban Meyer tenure at Bowling Green, when he directed a dynamic Falcon offense behind quarterback Omar Jacobs. And with Kragthorpe still on staff to help oversee the offense, with any luck the transition will be a smooth one.

But of course, whatever good news comes out of the Tigers' football season would pale next to the better news that Kragthorpe was able to continue in his position. Here's hoping.
Comments

Since: Aug 16, 2011
Posted on: August 16, 2011 5:02 pm
 

Kragthorpe gives up LSU OC job due to Parkinson's

I  WISH COACH KRAGTHORPE WILL.



Since: Nov 4, 2006
Posted on: August 5, 2011 8:43 pm
 

Kragthorpe gives up LSU OC job due to Parkinson's

Coach Krag was at BC years ago when I was coaching baseball there. It was clear he was destined for greatness. His ability to develop relationships and teach the game of football was inspiring. He will continue to be special in many other ways now. Im guessing he'll use this diseaese to try and help others better survivers. Good luck coach, and good job LSU for embracing him.



Since: Aug 7, 2010
Posted on: August 5, 2011 3:56 pm
 

Kragthorpe gives up LSU OC job due to Parkinson's

God bless him.  I just read today he is an Idahoan.



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: August 5, 2011 2:16 pm
 

Kragthorpe gives up LSU OC job due to Parkinson's

I hope he can continue his passion.  Good luck Steve!



Since: Sep 22, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2011 12:58 pm
 

Kragthorpe gives up LSU OC job due to Parkinson's

I'm sure sorry to read about this.  I'm sure he'll be able to contribute to LSU's offense, and hopefully they won't miss a step.  More importantly, I hope Kragthorpe's situation will be kept under control, and he'll be able to coach as long as he wants.

I think it's great LSU kept him on, and is embracing his struggle rather than forcing him to "retire" for health reasons.

Good luck coach Kragthorpe, and also to the Tigers this season.



Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2011 11:25 am
 

Kragthorpe gives up LSU OC job due to Parkinson's

Well Said!!!




Since: Aug 21, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2011 10:01 am
 

Kragthorpe gives up LSU OC job due to Parkinson's

GREAT WAY TO PUT IT!!!!




Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: August 5, 2011 9:31 am
 

Kragthorpe gives up LSU OC job due to Parkinson's

Michael J.Fox and Ali are two suriviors of Parkinson's disease.I beleve that Kragthorpe will fight this like a warrior.To the Douchebags whom post sick & cruel comments are nothing but people who are narrow minded and uneducated about parkinson's or any other disease get a book you might learn something.LSU will be a good team this year they're destin for greatness forsure.Geaux Tigers!!!!



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: August 5, 2011 9:07 am
 

Kragthorpe gives up LSU OC job due to Parkinson's

Do you really think that you are making light of a dire situation when you completely trash the person in the dire situation.  No putz, you are not only a completely classless person, but also a liar.  You realized from the other posts that you went over the top, and now you are trying to say you were being funny.  There is nothing funny about what you wrote, and it was not the timing that made it not funny, but the content itself.  You are not interesting in the least and I for one, would love to see you go somewhere else where you can find other miserable and classless people to crack on those that are suffering the most.  You are way too stupid to replace Doyel, or anyone else that actually has a brain.  You are a bitter loser and always will be.  And in case anyone is wondering, I am not trying to be funny here. 



Since: Aug 20, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2011 4:58 am
 

Kragthorpe gives up LSU OC job due to Parkinson's

Heck of a job at Tulsa.....well done...wierd at UL.....Your a Winner.....W from Washington St.,   My Bests.......


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