Ed Orgeron has a history with Ole Miss, but don’t expect any warm-and-fuzzy memories about his time there to be shared with his current players.
As relayed by SEC Country’s Sam Spiegelman, the LSU interim coach said Monday that he won’t mention his tenure with the Rebels in preparations for the game Saturday at Tiger Stadium between the teams.
Coach O on his past: Never. It's all about them. I won't mention it (his time at Ole Miss). It's about the #LSU Tigers
— Sam Spiegelman (@samspiegs) October 17, 2016
Orgeron didn’t have much success in Oxford, Miss. He went 10-25 as Ole Miss’ coach from 2005 to 2007, and his best season ended with a 4-8 mark in 2006.
The Orgeron-Ole Miss storyline is sure to receive quite a bit of play this week, though. Earlier Monday, Rebels coach Hugh Freeze spoke about his gratitude for Orgeron and revealed that the two men keep in touch. Ben Garrett of Ole Miss Spirit shared a quote from Rebels offensive lineman Sean Rawlings that revealed the LSU-Ole Miss game means more to the player than Orgeron’s connection with both programs.
— Ben Garrett (@SpiritBen) October 17, 2016
It’s wise for Orgeron to keep any thoughts he has about Ole Miss to himself. He’s at LSU now, and there’s much at stake for him and the Tigers on Saturday.
LSU will try to earn its third consecutive victory under him after Les Miles’ firing, and continued momentum for the program would bode well for his chances to eliminate the word “interim” from his title.