Before Anthony “Booger” McFarland was an analyst for the SEC Network, he played as a defensive tackle while attending LSU. And while now, the former Tiger discusses all of the teams in the conference, he was talking with just one of them on Wednesday.
McFarland was back at his alma mater on Wednesday, meeting with LSU ahead of its matchup against Louisville in the Citrus Bowl on Dec. 31. Tigers coach Ed Orgeron tweeted a picture of McFarland’s visit:
Honored to have #94 for The Tigers Booger MacFarland here to speak to The Tigers today! pic.twitter.com/d6gFLe649r
— Coach Ed Orgeron (@Coach_EdOrgeron) December 21, 2016
Perhaps of note, McFarland publicly criticized former LSU coach Les Miles in the past — including earlier this season when he said Miles was never the same after a 2011 loss to Alabama, during which McFarland said the former Tigers head man was “outcoached.”
That wasn’t the only take on LSU this year from McFarland, who played at the school from 1995-98. He also said there was nothing Orgeron could do to be named the full-time coach, after he had received interim status following Miles’ firing.
Of course, that didn’t happen, as Orgeron was hired as head coach, and now is inviting McFarland to meet with his team.