When Jimbo Fisher leads his Texas A&M Aggies onto the field on Saturday night in Baton Rouge, he’s expecting an emotional LSU Football team.
Fisher spoke to reporters this week and it’s clear he knows the Tigers will be amped up for Ed Orgeron’s final game as LSU’s head coach.
Here’s what Fisher had to say this week about playing the Tigers (via 247Sports):
"And Ed, I know it’s going to be his last game, so it’ll be very emotional. They’ll be ready to play. I’m ready to play and it’s going to be a great, great challenge for us."
LSU football will need to keep the emotion in check
There’s no doubt that Saturday night will be very emotional for Orgeron and the entire LSU program.
But the Tigers can’t let the emotions get the best of them. Otherwise, this will be an easy win for the Aggies.
Texas A&M is preparing for a raucous atmosphere. They’re going to match LSU’s intensity.
But unlike the Tigers, the Aggies won’t be dealing with the emotions of it being their head coach’s final game (Fisher is adamant that he’s planning to stay in College Station).
Orgeron is doing his best this week to keep the focus on his players. He’s not trying to make his last game as the Tigers’ coach about Ed Orgeron. He wants the focus on the players.
However, it would be hard to fault Orgeron for being overly emotional on Saturday night. Being LSU’s coach is all Orgeron ever wanted to be. And in a couple of days (unless he coaches in a bowl game), it’s all going to be over.
It’s a tough ending to an era that gave us the greatest team in college football history.