As a Louisiana native with the Tigers since 2015 and in his third season as the head coach of LSU, anyone who knows of Ed Orgeron knows that he bleeds purple and gold with an unparalleled dialect.
LSU won 46-41 over Alabama on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, which had Orgeron fired up from the field to the locker room after the No. 2 Tigers (9-0, 6-0) took the Week 11 SEC showdown against the No. 3 Crimson Tide (8-1, 5-1) and never trailed along the way.
As the page turned to Week 12 for Saturday’s 7 p.m. ET kickoff at Ole Miss from Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi, Orgeron recapped LSU’s victory against Alabama and previewed the matchup with the Rebels (4-6, 2-4) Monday during his weekly press conference. When he spoke, though, the stream on Facebook Live showed automated captions that struggled mightily to catch up with the Tigers’ head coach. Orgeron’s words got tangled up on the live stream’s captions, as displayed in the screenshot below.
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— Jeremy Krail (@Jeremywastaken) November 11, 2019
Orgeron was ecstatic after the game about the Alabama win, which left LSU in sole possession of the SEC West and in the driver’s seat of the conference championship game Dec. 7.
But at the same time, Orgeron reiterated that the Tigers still have more work to do to reach Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta — and the College Football Playoff after that — at Ole Miss before the 2019 regular season schedule ends with home games against Arkansas (Nov. 23) and Texas A&M (Nov. 30).
“I told the team there will be bigger games,” Orgeron said Monday. “We beat Alabama, but there will be bigger games down the road. We are going to look at the tape and see where we didn’t play so well in some spots. We are going to get better and focus on beating Ole Miss and take it one game at a time and get better. This team has gotten better every game. We will get better next week and take the next step.”