2. LSU football has been in this position before
LSU has seen tough times before under Orgeron and emerged just fine.
In 2016, when Orgeron led the Tigers to a 6-2 record as the Tigers’ interim head coach, it appeared that the program was on the upswing despite the coaching change.
But in 2017, after Coach O landed the full-time gig, LSU suffered a major setback.
The Tigers’ home loss to Troy in September 2017 was one of the worst losses in program history.
LSU doesn’t lose much at home at night. They definitely don’t lose to teams like Troy at home.
But that’s what happened with Coach O at the helm. The Tigers, however, dug deep, fought through adversity, and finished the season strong (I don’t think anyone expected LSU to beat Florida and Auburn in back-to-back games after losing to Troy).
Orgeron knows how to handle a team that isn’t performing to the Tigers’ standards. This is nothing new for him. And that’s why fans should feel confident he’ll be able to lead LSU out of this slump the team is currently experiencing.