LSU Football: 5 non-conference games we’d love to see the Tigers play

LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron(Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
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USC made one of the worst mistakes in college football history in 2013 when they hired Steve Sarkisian to be their head coach, instead of promoting Ed Orgeron.

Coach O led the Trojans to a 6-2 record during his time as USC’s interim head coach (after Lane Kiffin was fired). And for some asinine reason, Orgeron wasn’t named USC’s next head coach.

Sarkisian didn’t last long as the Trojans’ head coach. In 2015, he was fired due to alcohol related problems.

Orgeron resigned as defensive line coach after he was passed over by USC. He didn’t coach at all in 2014. Coach O accepted a position as Les Miles’ defensive line coach in 2015 in Baton Rouge. When Miles was fired in 2016, Coach O became the Tigers’ interim head coach.

LSU wisely didn’t make the same mistake that USC made. And now the Tigers have a national championship and USC has….well they have a head coach in Clay Helton who was nearly fired after an 8-5 season in 2019.

Watching LSU go into Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and dominate would be a joy. And it’s something that Orgeron deserves.

The Tigers and the Trojans have played twice before. LSU lost in Baton Rouge in 1979, but they won in Los Angeles in 1984.