Ed Orgeron's Brilliant Answer to 'Should Kids Play High School Football?'

Ed Orgeron's Brilliant Answer to 'Should Kids Play High School Football?'

He set LSU's single-season record with 12 sacks last season, including two of Heisman Trophy victor Lamar Jackson of Louisville in LSU's Citrus Bowl victory. It was a moment to savor, because second chances like this in the SEC don't happen often.

Between two years at Purdue and last season at LSU, Etling has started 22 games, going 9-13.

However no matter the coach, LSU struggled in close games all season.

But 10 years after his last appearance at SEC media days, Orgeron found himself back at the podium on Monday in Hoover, Ala., as the coach responsible for following Les Miles, a national championship-winning head coach, at a superior football program to the one he was sacked from a decade ago. I can be the strongest man in the world and still be sad on the field.

When Ole Miss turned the page in 2007, so did Ed Orgeron. "Me watching them, it's really pointless". Was given a great chance.

"I am happy to see him make sure everyone else is ready if he does go out there", Guice said.

As any self-respecting Rebel knows those are the first three words of "Hotty Toddy", Ole Miss' traditional cheer.

Orgeron is one of 16 of the current 65 Power Five head coaches who have previous experience as a Power Five head coach at a different school. By the fall of 2016, Orgeron replaced the fired Miles.

"We dug in", Orgeron said.

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Just picture it: LSU's Heisman Trophy hopeful and potential first-round National Football League draft pick having temporarily lost half of his hearing while feverishly chewing gum between the short walks from one interview room to the other. I was out for some time.

LSU fired coach Les Miles after a last second-loss to Auburn on September 24. "Coach (Nick) Saban did a great job at LSU. That's how I pick up and add things to my game".

"When I interviewed Matt, I said, 'Matt, what kind of quarterback do you need?'" Orgeron said. Next of all I was going to treat every coach, assistant coach, with respect. "Ever since those two minor changes, we've been 12-4, so that's the difference". At this point, they do not know when he will be ready. It has finished worse in the postseason AP poll than the preseason poll in each of the past five seasons, with no major bowl appearances. "Our players will accept the challenge and will compete at the highest level when we go on the road".

Orgeron will be responsible for fixing all of that as quickly as possible. Then he took a year off in 2014 before Miles hired him to be his defensive line coach at LSU in 2015.

Ditto for the Razorbacks, who took a small step back with a 7-6 record.

"He runs the ball like Warren Sapp played the defensive line for me at Miami", Orgeron said. We know for a fact that the stadium is going to be packed now. "I'm proud Coach O has been given the opportunity".

Orgeron ended with a deep breath and a big grin. "He flourished a year ago in the last five or six games".

When Florida and LSU were unable to come to an agreement on re-scheduling the game, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey stepped in and ordered the two teams to play in Baton Rouge, with Florida getting two home games against the Tigers in a row. He also saved effusive praise for running back Derrius Guice, who may be the biggest star on the entire roster next season, perhaps outside of Orgeron himself. But I don't feel the pressure from that. And I still need to prove that. I wish that we had our own camps on our own campuses and that would be it, but that's not the rule there. "I'm going to be a head coach again, '" Orgeron said. And there were plenty of great comments, including one about high school football. I understand the expectations at LSU.

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