LSU Football: Ed Orgeron is approaching the coronavirus pandemic just as you’d expect

LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /

LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron is ready to take on the coronavirus.

LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron, just like every other head coach in the country, is having to adjust his coaching style thanks to the ongoing shutdown due to the novel coronavirus.

Athletes, for the most part, have returned home. No more spring practice. No more conditioning.

Orgeron, like so much of the country, is working remotely. That’s not easy to do for a football coach. Coaching players over video chats is better than nothing, but it’s not ideal. And I’m not sure how productive it actually is.

But Coach O is making the best of the situation. He’s doing a lot more recruiting these days (via phone, of course). And he’s been a public voice in the fight against the coronavirus.

Last month, Orgeron appeared in a PSA that urged folks to take the proper precautions against the coronavirus.

This week, Coach O was interviewed on WWLA in New Orleans and he sounded like a coach that was getting prepared to face Alabama.

“We have to believe in the game plan and we have to finish”, said Orgeron on Wednesday.

I feel a lot more confident about beating this pandemic with Orgeron as one of the head coaches leading the charge.

A game plan against a pandemic is obviously a lot different than a game plan against Alabama. But earning a victory against both are quite tough.

Orgeron’s game plan worked against the Crimson Tide last year. And he believes in the game plan against the coronavirus. For some reason, that’s comforting.

No one knows what the future holds, but it’s clear everyone is in this together.

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And when we’re all together, anything is possible.