LSU offensive coordinator Steve Kragthorpe steps down

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU assistant coach Steve Kragthorpe has

been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and is relinquishing his

duties as offensive coordinator, but is remaining on the Tigers'


Kragthorpe, who was hired during the offseason, will remain as

the quarterbacks' coach while Greg Studrawa has been elevated to

offensive coordinator.

The 46-year-old Kragthorpe is the former head coach at

Louisville (2007-09) and at Tulsa (2003-06). He replaced Gary

Crowton on the LSU staff after Crowton left to take a position at


The Tigers are expected to hold a news conference Thursday