Thursday, August 4, 2011

Developing: Kragthorpe diagnosed with Parkinson's ((UPDATED With Video))

Steve Kragthorpe/Courtesy: Steve Franz-LSU Athletics

Wow! Steve Kragthorpe, hired to be the Offensive Coordinator this season at LSU announced today he's been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and will back off his responsibilities this season and remain on the staff as the Quarterbacks coach.

This comes on the heels of LSU's 1st official practice of the season. Offensive line coach Greg Studrawa will take over for Kragthorpe.

Kragthorpe was a head coach at Lousiville and before that at Tulsa and is considered one of the best offensive minds in College Football.

Sadly, he sat out the 2010 season because apparently his wife had been diagnosed with MS.

We give props to Kragthorpe for trying to persevere through all of this and are glad he'll be able to still do what he loves, coach football.

All of us at OSG Sports wish he and his family nothing but success and luck as they battle these debilitating diseases.

Here's the report from our friends at WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge...

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