LSU head coach Ed Orgeron was featured on CBS’ “60 Minutes” on Sunday.

In addition to the familiar topics of Orgeron’s background, the segment also offered a behind-the-scenes look at LSU football during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Around the country, summer workouts and fall camp practices were interrupted by players catching the coronavirus. Orgeron offered some positives in his “60 Minutes” interview. He told the show that players have been able to practice without catching the virus. Orgeron said that players who have tested positive for the virus have been able to get over it quickly.

Orgeron’s observations are encouraging for the 2020 season. As for future season, LSU and other programs have been unable to bring prospects on campus for official visits. With recruiting limited to calling, texting, FaceTime, Zoom and other methods of remote contact, Orgeron’s staff has a daily “power hour” where they work to make contact with as many recruits as possible.

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