Orgeron rules WR Anderson out against Georgia
Orgeron told reporters only that Anderson “will not be available” for the No. 13 Tigers (5-1), who will be trying to rebound from a loss to Florida last weekend. No injury or other reason for his absence was given.
Anderson, a 6-6, 229-yard junior, has 12 receptions for 154 yards this season for LSU, but has not scored a touchdown.
With Anderson sidelined, 6-7, 232-pound wide receiver Stephen Sullivan is expected to get his first start after making 13 catches for 167 yards in six games.
Sullivan caught a 40-yard “Hail Mary” touchdown pass right before halftime in a game against Southeastern Louisiana earlier this season.
Orgeron also said the Tigers might look more to leading receiver Justin Jefferson, who has 21 catches for 345 yards and two touchdowns this season.
The Tigers also moved Jontre Kirklin, a former all-state quarterback in Louisiana, from defensive back to wide receiver on this week.
“Hopefully, we can get him in there in some situations,” Orgeron said. “He sure looked dynamic at practice today.”
LSU redshirt freshman nose tackle Tyler Shelvin also will be unavailable for the Georgia game.
Shelvin did not travel to last weekend’s game against Florida at Gainesville, Fla., and the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported that “Shelvin violated team rules but was not suspended.”