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Hundreds of Translators Being Flown in to Help LSU and Miami Fans Communicate

Before the big week one matchup between LSU and Miami in Texas, local and state officials have been brainstorming on how to prepare for a potentially massive problem. How will Miami fans and LSU fans communicate with their deep, deep difference in culture and language? That’s why Texas governor Greg Abbott sent in a call to FEMA this week to send a contingent of supplies along with hundreds of translators.

“Our country hasn’t experienced a crisis like this since Alabama played against West Virginia in Atlanta,” said Governor Abbott. “That game ended with Bama fans screaming Rammer Jammer into a pile of burning couches so we can only hope this goes better.” The plan is to station a translator outside of every entrance to the game, as well as every restaurant in Dallas that sells corn dogs and nightclubs that play Pitbull.

Coach O had a lot to say about the matter, but unfortunately his translator had not yet arrived so his comments are unknown at this time.

How Each SEC Fan Base is Getting Ready for Week 1

One of the things that makes the SEC the best football conference in America, besides of course the total lack of interest in any monetary support for non-football activities, is the unique traditions that each school retains. From War Eagle to running through the T, these traditions make each SEC school special. Except for Arkansas.

What you may not know is that each school also has their own set of traditions for Week 1 of the college football season to help get their fans and players ready for the week ahead. So let’s look at what each SEC fan base is doing this week to get ready for their first game.

Alabama 

In Tuscaloosa, football season doesn’t start until each Bama fan receives a handwritten note from Nick Saban explaining in detail what is expected from them this upcoming year and to pretend to act like their regular season losses matter so no one catches on. If the note isn’t signed, notarized, and returned to Saban by the first game, then he will personally see to it that you aren’t allowed inside Bryant-Denny ever again.

Auburn

Auburn fans are beginning this season the way they always have, by the annual praise of Gus Malzahn as a world class head coach. This of course turns into the annual mid-season tradition of trying to get Gus Malzahn fired. Which then turns into the annual end of the year tradition of desperately hoping Gus Malzahn decides to return next year. If you’ve never visited an Auburn message board to see this tradition occur first hand, it is an absolute must.

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Auburn fans trying to remember whether or not they like Gus

 

Arkansas 

Brett Bielema started a very fun pre-season tradition for Razorback fans, which is when they gather together in mid-August and discuss what it would be like to score more than two touchdowns in a single game. It lets their fans use all of their imagination and really helps them forget about things for awhile.

Florida 

Florida fans start every year with the awe-inspiring tradition of going to YouTube, clicking the search bar, and typing in “Florida Gators 2006-2009 highlights.” Remember when Tim Tebow jumped in the air and threw a pass at the same time? Remember when Gator linebackers practiced proper technique, like when Brandon Spikes tried to rip a Georgia player’s eye out of the socket? Remember when the SEC title games were so intense that your coach might actually die if you lose? Good times, good times

Georgia 

Georgia fans prepare for the upcoming year by spending the entire month of August communicating only through barks. If you’ve never been to Athens in the late summer, you may have never realized this tradition takes place, but it’s a powerful one that culminates in a midnight seance to attempt to speak to past UGAs. So far this year they have not heard from any deceased mascots, but they were able to conjure the ghost of Rodrigo Blankenship.

Kentucky

In Kentucky, football season kicks off when Mark Stoops is able to sneak into John Calipari’s office to find any money laying around that they can use to fund the program for another year. This year, they were able to lure Calipari out of his office by starting a rumor that Drake was thinking of becoming a Duke fan.

LSU 

Tiger fans spend the week leading up to the first game by taking sledgehammers to their livers to prepare their bodies for what they will have to endure this season. Last year, LSU supporters thought their bodies were properly prepared for alcohol consumption during games, but when they saw the product Orgeron put on the field, they knew they were not even close. They hope abusing their livers this week will at least make them numb enough to last through the Miami game.

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LSU fans are ecstatic for another year of Coach O

Mississippi State 

In Starkville, the season begins when fans go to various local music stores to get their cowbells tuned. If the cowbell doesn’t match to the exact tune of a 7-6 season with an appearance in the TaxSlayer Bowl, then it’s not ready and needs to be re-done. The only people qualified to tune an official Mississippi State cowbells are certified professionals who know why it’s called The Egg Bowl.

Missouri

Mizzou fans start the year by daydreaming about how different it all would be if they were still in the Big12 and then by reminding ambivalent SEC fans to not forget that they made it to two Championship games in a row when they first entered the league. The tradition concludes by explaining why they actually have a pretty good shot of beating Vanderbilt and Kentucky this year.

Ole Miss 

There’s a new tradition in Oxford that was started by Hugh Freeze where right before the season begins, Ole Miss fans have to Google whether or not they are eligible for a bowl and how many scholarships they are allowed to have. It may be new, but it is certainly as exciting as any tradition you’ll find throughout the conference.

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Ole Miss fans after they Google their program

Texas A&M

In Aggieland, every day is nothing but a series of endless traditions that have been around for 100 years but seem to have no real meaning or effect. Nevertheless, A&M is as excited to perform them as ever, and Jimbo Fisher is even more excited to find a way to avoid participating in them.

Tennessee

There really is no off-season for football at Tennessee, as the program is just a constant 24/7 crisis whether they are playing games or not. But there is one clear cut sign that football is on it’s way in Knoxville, which is when God sheds a single tear that lands in the Tennessee River and lets Volunteer fans know it’s time to tailgate again.

South Carolina

Football season really kicks off for Gamecock nation when they see their name in the “Also receiving votes” section of the Top 25. That hype is enough to carry them all the way through New Year’s Day when they play in probably the Outback Bowl against probably Iowa.

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Football season?

 

Ed Orgeron Still Thinks They Lost to Alabama Last Week

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.”

LSU Fans Suddenly Remember Who Ed Orgeron Is

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.

Meet the Coaches: Ed Orgeron, LSU

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.