Gov. Edwards feeling very optimistic for LSU football this fall


BATON ROUGE, La. (WDSU) — So much optimism from many around the college football world that a season will kick off this fall and that optimism is even shared by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, who has some great reasons to be optimistic to see the LSU Tigers kick things off in late August.

“I want to think that we are going to have things under control and potentially through the testing, contact tracing the development of more therapeutic treatments and all sorts of things we’ll have the ability to resume any of those activities,” Edwards said.

Edwards says he doubts this season will look like the 2019 season, which leaves many asking, if fans will be allowed to watch LSU in Tiger Stadium?

“Right now, it’s hard for me to see that but I hope that can happen. I share Coach Orgeron’s feelings on that, it would not be good if we couldn’t do that,” Edwards said.

Edwards also spoke about getting students back on campus in a safe and responsible manner.

On ESPN’s Off The Bench Wednesday morning, LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said his football players will travel back June 1 and will have a meeting June 2 to get them caught up on the guidelines for their voluntary workouts which begin June 8.

“They going to start working out with Tommy Moffitt. Now they can only volunteer to workout in the weight room and obviously the conditioning and the weight workouts getting ready for the season is the most important thing, the health and the working out. We are going to monitor. We are going to feed them. We are going to workout and get them in shape. I don’t know what the rules are going to be in July,” Orgeron said.

By: Sharief Ishaq
Sports Anchor/Reporter

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