Talented five-star incoming freshman defensive tackle Tyler Shelvin has dropped from 383 pounds to 325 by following Ed Orgeron's diet of gumbo with no rice, a suggestion that Coach O gave to his Grandma. Per The Advocate:
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“I told his grandma to start feeding him gumbo with no rice,” the LSU coach said Monday. “He called me (and) said, ‘Coach, you’re killing me. I need more rice!’ ”

Shelvin, the Tigers’ decorated 2017 recruit who’s expected to enroll with other signees in June, lost about 60 pounds, Orgeron said. The highly rated defensive tackle from Lafayette is down to 325 pounds, the coach said, after getting up to about 383.
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Stingray86 months
Lol
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Ace Midnight86 months
This is one of the most fantastic, 21st Century Louisiana stories I've ever read. Just awesome.
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eugene1928LSU87 months
I don't care if he weighs 450, beat the gumps.
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Lexman187 months
Must be Yankees down voting boiled eggs in Gumbo and potato salad(warm) instead of rice. Oh well, some people always miss out on the finer things in life!
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kjntgr87 months
Coach O knows that rice has carbs? Wow
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Tiger in Texas87 months
I would still prefer my gumbo with rice...
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sportsaddit6887 months
He must be eating his gumbo in Omaha... You know, since there is no Rice in Omaha... Oh wait.. wrong sport. Carry on.
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bakersman86 months
What comes out of a China man's arse?
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hombreman987 months
Gumbo with no rice. You know that had to be in the binder.
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Lexman187 months
Gumbo over potato salad with boiled eggs in the gumbo is awesome! That's the Cajun way. But not good for losing weight. Push away from the table after one bowl. That's the way to lose weight!
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loweralabamatrojan87 months
Never tried it on potato salad, but it's gonna happen now. Thanks for the tip!
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Play_Neck87 months
@loweralabamatrojan , I get you're from another part of the world, but brother (sister), it's a beautiful thing as described ^
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co_t8487 months
This is too much, I love it!
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Play_Neck87 months
All gumbo, no rice, sounds like a recipe for getting the flyin' whodunnits, which I guess could help to lose some weight.
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BabyTac87 months
When is the Coach O cookbook coming out!
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Placebeaux87 months
You know its all about that roux bout that roux, no rice
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reo4587 months
He will be playing this year at that weight. Once he gets in for fall practice he will shed even more. We deep at the tackle spot.
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Coach7287 months
Politics aside, you do realize that he didn't make all-district, and wasn't even the best DL on his 2A team right? No motor. Kid's got a long way to go. Don't misunderstand me, a local kid at LSU - I'm definitely pulling for him.
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TigerSpray87 months
hot tea, cold kush kush, come on tigers, push, push, push.
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CHEDBALLZ87 months
Hot French Bread Cold Cous Cous Come on Tigers Push Push Push
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Schmelly87 months
Hot tea? Man where u grew up? It's "hot boudin..."
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Old Money87 months
hot bitches, stacks of cash, c'mon tigers beat that arse
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monsterballads87 months
Coach Ed the dietician! What can't this man do?!?
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WeeWee87 months
Please the negatigers
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Cousin87 months
You can't make this stuff up hahaha
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Coater87 months
*lost
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Coater87 months
nice edit td staff reporter
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Covingtontiger7787 months
That's a shite ton of rice he must have been eating to lose 60lbs
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Ragnar Lothbrok87 months
He didn't eat rice...
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TyOconner87 months
lol he's obviously got to be eating more foods than just gumbo. Sounds like more of a running joke and that he is eating a lean diet across the board.
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caliegeaux87 months
I never use rice. Put it over potatoe salad. But I doubt that helps with weight loss.
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pellietigersaint87 months
me too!
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SwampBandit87 months
Not sure why you are getting down voted but there is nothing better than hot gumbo over cold potato salad
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caliegeaux87 months
bunch of north of I-10 Yankees down-voting up in here. lol
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