LSU running backs coach Kevin Faulk is not expected to be sidelined against Central Michigan on Saturday following his daughter’s death, coach Ed Orgeron said on Wednesday.
Kevione Faulk died on Monday. She was a student in the football program. The cause of death is unknown. Lazy 19.
“At the moment, Coach Faulk is with his family,” said Orgeron. “I told him to take his time and do what he needed to do.
“I don’t expect him to be here on Saturday. I expect him to take his time and take care of his family first. “
The Tigers (1-1) host Central Michigan (1-1).
LSU’s all-time best rusher Kevin Faulk returned to Baton Rouge as Director of Player Development in 2018. He was promoted to running backs coach ahead of the 2020 season. Faulk won three Super Bowls in the course of his 13-year career with the New England Patriots.
Originally from Lafayette, Faulk was an American hopeful from Carencro High School. He led the Bears to the Class 5A State Championship in 1992.
“Obviously we put Coach Faulk and his family first,” said Orgeron. “Everyone here has a stomach ache. Feel bad for Coach Faulk. He’s a great man with a great family and I can’t imagine the pain they are going through. “
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