LSU Football: National analyst rightly calls out Ed Orgeron

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A national CBS Sports college football analyst called out LSU Football head coach Ed Orgeron on Sunday morning.

And I think he’s right.

Josh Pate, who covers college football for CBS Sports and 247Sports, called out Orgeron for not taking any blame for the loss to the Auburn Tigers on Saturday night in Baton Rouge.

Here’s Pate’s tweet:

Josh Pate is correct about Ed Orgeron

It’s hard to disagree with what Pate said on Sunday morning.

If you watched Orgeron’s press conference on Saturday night, you saw him pointing a lot of fingers.

The finger-pointing was mostly directed at offensive coordinator Jake Peetz. Orgeron seemed annoyed at how long it’s taking to get play calls to get in.

Now, Orgeron isn’t necessarily wrong to be mad. But this might be something that needs to be handled behind closed doors — not in front of the media.

Ultimately, it’s all on Orgeron. He’s the one who made the decision to hire a first-time offensive coordinator to run LSU’s offense. It was inevitable that there would be some growing pains.

Orgeron, however, was so concerned about trying to recreate the Joe Brady magic of 2019 that he didn’t think about how a lack of experience would impact the Tigers’ play-calling in 2021.

It’s hard to be mad at Peetz when he was basically tossed into the fire by Orgeron.

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Orgeron doesn’t seem to mind throwing Peetz under the bus. I guess whatever keeps the attention off of him as a head coach, right?

Unfortunately for Orgeron, it doesn’t matter what he says right now. His seat is red hot and it’s only going to get hotter unless the Tigers can turn things around over the next couple of weeks.