All of Lousiana was shocked and disturbed following LSU’s defeat to Troy at home last week. However, there was one person who didn’t seem to bothered by it: head coach Ed Orgeron. That’s because Orgeron remains convinced that the red colored team from the state of Alabama that beat him was the Crimson Tide. Unfortunately, no one on the team has had the guts to tell him who they really were.
“We gave a great effort out there and I’m so proud of my guys, it’s just tough to compete with a team like that,” said Orgeron after the Troy game. “We tried our best, but when the other team so clearly has the better athletes and coaching staff, there’s only so much you can do.” The coach even told his players in the locker room post-game speech to expect to see that team again in the playoffs.
Why hasn’t anyone at LSU corrected Ed Orgeron yet? “We just feel that, at this point, the less he knows about what’s going on the better,” said athletic director Joe Alleva. “I told him that next week we’re going to Florida to play the Jaguars, and then we have a bye week to prepare for Golden State.”
After recovering from the aftermath of a 37-7 beatdown from Mississippi State, many LSU fans woke up Monday morning to a stark realization: their head coach is Ed Orgeron. “Wait, he’s that guy that coached at Ole Miss and then got fired for being terrible, right?” said one LSU fan on the Tiger Droppings message boards. “I knew he looked familiar.”
But it’s not just shock LSU fans are experiencing, many Tiger fans are feeling deceived. “How come we’re just finding out now that Ed Orgeron is the head coach?” another post read. “Shouldn’t there have been like a press conference or something. I gotta admit I never looked it up since things were going pretty OK for the first few weeks, but I just assumed we got Jimbo Fisher to coach.”
Some Tiger fans did what they could to ease the pain of others, but to no avail. “At least he’s only the interim coach….oh wait….SHIT. What did we do?” As more and more LSU fans remember who Ed Orgeron is, the task of turning around the team will get harder. Of course, with Danny Etling at quarterback, it doesn’t matter anyways.
Ed Orgeron enters the 2017 season as head coach of the LSU Tigers for some reason. Coaching at LSU has always been a dream for Orgeron because he himself is an amalgamation of every person who has ever gone to a game in Bato Rouge. Orgeron is known by the nickname Coach O because of the amount of SEC Championships he has won.
Before coming to LSU, Coach O was interim Head Coach at USC, but decided to leave Los Angeles because no gumbo place was open past 2am. He then ended up as the interim head coach at LSU after Les Miles overdosed on grass. Orgeron is already preparing for his next interim coaching job once this full time gig at LSU is over.
Coach O was named the full-time Head Coach in late 2016 after the job was turned down by Tom Herman, Jimbo Fisher, John Gruden, Chip Kelly, Dabo Swinney, Bill Parcells, Phil Jackson, and probably Lane Kiffin.