LSU Football: Ed Orgeron not allowing the Tigers to get stuck in a rut

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LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron is keeping things fresh and interesting in Baton Rouge these days.

One of the many reasons that head coaches fail after several years at a program is because they don’t change their approach. They keep doing the same things, which causes the program to become stale.

Fortunately for the Tigers, Coach O is self-aware. And he’s not going to allow himself — or the program — to get stuck in a rut.

Instead of being reactive, Orgeron is being proactive.

How Ed Orgeron is keeping LSU football from getting in a rut

Orgeron spoke to 104.5 in Baton Rouge on Tuesday and he discussed how he’s keeping things “fresh” for LSU this offseason — specifically when it comes to the Tigers’ workouts.

“We didn’t want it to be the same here,” said Orgeron. “It’s my fifth year here. I needed a change and needed to change some things.”

“I go run the stadiums myself. I said, you know what, it’d be great to bring the team in here,” added Orgeron.

For the last four Friday mornings, the Tigers have run stadiums, with the practice being split into “four quarters”.

According to Orgeron, the first quarter was 10 stadiums, the second quarter was 12 stadiums, the third quarter was 14 stadiums, and the last quarter was 16 stadiums.

I absolutely love this from Coach O. This might not seem like a big deal, but it’s just a terrific example of what a great leader Orgeron is for the Tigers.

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This is a coach who knows how to be successful. He knows how to be the CEO of a program. And he’s continuing to prove it on a near-daily basis.