LSU Football: Ed Orgeron threw some serious shade after loss to Texas A&M

LSU Football head coach Ed Orgeron (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
LSU Football head coach Ed Orgeron (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron wasn’t happy after the Tigers’ loss to Texas A&M on Saturday night.

LSU football only gave up 20 points to Texas A&M on Saturday night, but the solid defensive effort wasn’t enough to give the Tigers a win against the Aggies.

That’s because LSU managed only seven points against Texas A&M (the Tigers scored in the fourth quarter to avoid being shutout for the first time since 2018).

Seven points, obviously, isn’t going to get it done in the SEC.

And that’s why head coach Ed Orgeron was furious after the game.

LSU football’s Ed Orgeron throws major shade

Coach O met with reporters after the game and he didn’t hold back when discussing his dissatisfaction with LSU’s offensive game plan.

“It all starts up front with the blocking,” said Orgeron (via Brooks Kubena). “There’s no room for us to run the football.”

“I think we gotta call better plays. I think we’ve gotta have a better plan. I was really disappointed in our plan, disappointed in our execution.”

I can certainly understand Orgeron’s frustration. The offense wasn’t very creative against Texas A&M (the loss of Joe Brady has definitely been felt this season). But I don’t think it’s all offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger’s fault (or is it passing game coordinator Scott Linehan’s fault).

Look, there’s only so much you can do with a true freshman at quarterback. And TJ Finley played like a true freshman on Saturday night (which isn’t surprising, considering Texas A&M is one of the top teams in the nation).

Better play calls don’t guarantee better execution.

Right now, everything in LSU’s football program needs a lot of work. Everyone needs more reps.

This is essentially a lost season for the Tigers, thanks to COVID-19 and LSU’s extreme loss of talent.

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Things should be better next season.

And if they’re not, then we can start having some tough conversations.