LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron might be the best motivator in college football.
LSU football is barely a month removed from winning the national championship, but Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron is already back on the field motivating LSU athletes.
The baseball field that is.
Coach O threw out the first pitch for LSU baseball’s season opener on Friday night.
And before he left the diamond, he left the Tigers with some motivational words.
“You play to the LSU standard of performance, everybody got that. Kick a** on three!”, said Orgeron while breaking down the huddle just before the game.
— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) February 15, 2020
I don’t know how you couldn’t be motivated after that.
Of course, by Coach O standards, his pregame speech to the LSU baseball team was pretty mild.
Before the national championship game against Clemson, Orgeron suffered a cut after he punched himself in the head trying to fire his team up.
According to the broadcast, Ed Orgeron got that cut because he punched himself trying to hype up the players during practice. lmao pic.twitter.com/YD5UnJvkCW
— SB Nation (@SBNation) January 14, 2020
This method might not be for everyone, but it clearly works for Coach O and LSU. The Tigers went 15-0 in 2019 and you have to think that a lot of that had to do with the way Orgeron was able to consistently motivate his team.
By the way, the pregame speech before LSU’s baseball game must’ve worked, too. The Tigers won their season opener 8-1 against Indiana in Baton Rouge on Friday night.
Maybe Coach O should make more pregame speeches to all LSU teams.