LSU football capped a magical season with a 42-25 win in the national championship game against the Clemson Tigers.
Winning a national championship was the only way the 2019 season could end without disappointment for the LSU Tigers.
After steamrolling through most of their opponents — including Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl — it was clear that LSU was the best team in college football.
But they needed to beat Clemson on Monday night to prove it.
And that’s exactly what they did, thanks to another dominating performance from Joe Burrow.
Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron, as he always does, deflected the praise after the win. During his postgame interview with ESPN, Orgeron said he was in the right place at the right with the right coaches and the right players.
However, that doesn’t mean Coach O thinks it took the perfect storm for LSU to win a championship.
The Louisiana native is expecting this to be just the start of LSU’s dominance of college football.
Ed Orgeron: “We’re just getting started. This is not the finish. I want to be here at LSU for a long time and win many a championships at LSU, and this is just the beginning.”
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The program is certainly in a solid place to continue to compete for championships on a yearly basis.
But they’ll have their work cut out for them if they’re going to repeat in 2020.
Replacing Joe Burrow will be impossible — we’ll likely never again see a college quarterback have the kind of season he had in 2019.
And then there’s the possible loss of offensive mastermind Joe Brady to the NFL.
Brady was directly responsible for LSU’s offensive success in 2019. Losing him would be a massive blow for the Tigers.
But Orgeron’s had his back against the wall plenty of times before. And he always manages to beat adversity and do something special.
That’s why I wouldn’t be surprised to see more championships in LSU’s future under Coach O.