LSU football won’t be taking it easy on their top players.
LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron made it clear on Tuesday that there won’t be any special treatment for the Tigers’ top players.
In fact, Orgeron said he’ll actually be tougher on LSU’s premier players.
Coach O, who was appearing on 104.5 in Baton Rouge, said on Tuesday that players like wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase will be held to a higher standard. Orgeron said he “will not let it slide” if those players mess up.
Ed Orgeron says players like Ja’Marr Chase have a higher standard, if they mess up “I will not let it slide.”
Learned from Jimmy Johnson: “Coach your best players the hardest, and the rest of the team will respect you.” #LSU
— Brooks Kubena (@BKubena) February 18, 2020
This is a tremendous approach by Orgeron. This is how championships programs operate.
There are far too many teams, both at the collegiate level and the pro level, where star players receive preferential treatment.
Coach O, however, has established a culture where everyone is coached hard. Star players are held to a higher standard, which in turn earns the respect of the entire team.
It’s remarkable what Orgeron has built in the last few years at LSU. He took a program that was on solid ground and helped it reach the next level.
Of course, now that LSU has reached the summit, they have to figure out a way to stay there.
Orgeron, along with the rest of the program, is motivated to prove that 2019 wasn’t a fluke.
The Tigers will be doubted in 2020, as evidenced by ESPN’s recent FPI rankings.
But that’ll just make it even more fun when LSU proves everyone wrong next season.