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If that happens, he said the school will decide if those players will play against LSU, and Baddour said that decision could come as late as gameday.
"The investigation now has two prongs, so I want to caution you against making assumptions if student-athletes don't play," Baddour said.
Davis did acknowledge that starting on Monday, he moved some players around the depth chart as part of a contingency plan in case they aren't permitted to play. He did not specify which players have risen or fallen.
"Before the start of training camp, because there was speculation on some of these issues, we made a statement ... that there would come a point in time in preparation for this first game where we would have to prepare with the players that we assumed that we would be able to compete and play with," Davis said. "That's what we've done."
Chancellor Holden Thorp -- who began the news conference by saying "to everyone who loves this university, I'm sorry about what I have to tell you" - vowed that administrators are taking the probe seriously but expressed hope that its scope ultimately would be limited.
"We will find out what happened. We will do everything we can to keep it from happening again," he said. "And we will not let these mistakes define our university and what we stand for."
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