LSU Football: Ed Orgeron’s 5 most pivotal moments in Baton Rouge

LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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Joe Burrow and Joe Brady come to town

Coach O is the man responsible for the success and failure of LSU’s football team.

But one man doesn’t make a program. Good coaches and good players are needed. A head coach establishes the culture, but he doesn’t (usually) call the plays and he doesn’t execute on the field.

To be the best, you have to surround yourself with the best.

Which is what Orgeron has done during his time at LSU.

In 2018, Orgeron made the decision to bring quarterback Joe Burrow to Baton Rouge from Ohio State. Burrow, who was on the Buckeyes’ roster for three seasons (including a redshirt year), wasn’t exactly a hot commodity when he landed at LSU.

Burrow chose the Tigers over Cincinnati. Even though Burrow is from Ohio, it doesn’t seem like that should’ve been a tough decision.

A year later, Orgeron hired Joe Brady away from the New Orleans Saints. Brady, a young offensive analyst with the Saints, was brought to Baton Rouge to help update LSU’s offense.

The move obviously work. The combination of Burrow/Brady proved to be pure magic. LSU’s 2019 season was possibly the best offensive season we’ve ever seen from a Power-5 school.