LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron (we can only use that phrase for one more week) is doing a major disservice to the players on his roster.
Orgeron is out after the Tigers’ game against Texas A&M next Saturday.
And he’s coaching like he doesn’t really care what happens in the final weeks of the season.
Saturday night against Louisiana-Monroe was a perfect example of Orgeron’s “whatever happens, happens” attitude.
Ed Orgeron’s terrible decision and response against Louisiana-Monroe
In the win against Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday night, Orgeron thought it would be a good idea to call a fake punt from LSU’s own 39-yard line.
The Tigers were up 17-0 at the time. There was absolutely zero reason to call a fake punt in that scenario. It’s football 101. Punt the ball away, let your defense go to work, and flip the field position.
Instead, Louisiana-Monroe read the play perfectly and intercepted the ball. The Warhawks got the ball at the LSU 28 yard line.
Two plays later, the Warhawks scored.
The decision to go for the fake punt was egregious at best.
After the game, Orgeron’s response about the fake punt was just as bad.
Orgeron literally said “my bad” when asked about the decision to call the fake punt.
This is embarrassing. I know Orgeron has nothing to lose, but he still has a roster full of kids that have a lot to play for. This is a year they’ll never get back. Finishing with a winning record is extremely important to the players on the roster and LSU as a program (the Tigers haven’t had a losing season since 1999).
LSU won the game on Saturday night, though it wasn’t pretty. If Orgeron coaches the same way against the Aggies next weekend, it’s hard to see the Tigers getting their sixth win of the season.
Orgeron needs to coach for the players next weekend. He needs to coach smart. Give LSU a chance to win. The fans and players deserve it.