OXFORD, Miss. — LSU coach Ed Orgeron spoke to the media after his Tigers’ 40-24 win over Ole Miss Saturday, celebrating his team’s third-straight SEC victory.
Orgeron highlighted all the positives from the game, including running back Derrius Guice’s 276-yard game, a monster all-purpose game from Darrel Williams and a standout performance from edge rusher Arden Key.
SEC Country was on hand and typed Orgeron’s words as he said them. Here’s a complete list of Orgeron’s quotes:
What LSU coach Ed Orgeron said:
- What a tremendous job by our football staff and our team. Three SEC victories in a row. Almost 600 yards of total offense. What a tremendous job by our offensive line, a tremendous job by Derrius Guice and Darrel of being physical. I thought it was a great job by our DBs as good as they are passing.
- We need it [from Arden]. He had some pressure and he had a couple of sacks. He’s getting into playing shape.
- We fought. We knew we were going to have to fight. We needed to finish drives. We had some field goals at the end of the first and second quarter. Challenged our team to play with more of a sense of urgency. We knew they were going to fight. We fought harder.
- Connor Culp: He competed. He’s getting more confidence. Nothing like confidence for a kicker.
- We thought we could run the football on them. Guice is finally healthy. We challenged our football team. We just wanted to win the game. Derrius is not a stat guy. He just wanted to win.
- The offensive line: They’re growing up. They’re still making mistakes. We challenged them, but we stayed patient with them.
- They do a lot of man coverage. We thought we can get them in the flats.
- It was huge for our defense. We kind of bent but not break holding them to those field goals at the beginning. We knew they were going to come out on fire. We had to match their intensity and we did.
- Whatever happened in the past, we’ve let that go. This is just another SEC game for us.
- Derrius can’t carry the load by himself. To have two backs do that was a tremendous job by our coaching staff. It’s huge. It’s huge for them to defend. They don’t know what they’re going to run.
- I thought Canada mixed the play-calling around well. I thought it was excellent.
- We’re confident. They fought. We were in a hole and we dug ourselves out. We know who we are now. We had to work hard to get the things we want. We’ve got to continue to work. These guys have a much-needed off week. We’ll rest then we’ll get ready to finish our season.
- I was so proud of [the defensive backs]. Corey did a tremendous job. They made some plays. But I thought our corners played excellent tonight. We were in man coverage about 80 percent the game and they did well.
- There were some penalties of aggression, some penalties we’re going to have to stop.
- Our team is tired. I knew our team was tired Tuesday and Wednesday of practice. We need to give them a rest. We have a huge challenge ahead of us.
- Danny doesn’t blink. That’s why we love him. He has courage. He doesn’t blink.
- I think the guys did a tremendous job with different protections. But we started running ball. We didn’t have to pass it. We stayed ahead of the chains in the second half. That helped us out.
- Quarterbacks extending plays with his feet. That’s what makes college football so much fun and so hard to defend.
- J.D., he wears number 18. Walk-on. 4.0 grade point average. He’s going to be the CEO of a company some day. I’m so happy for him. He’s been fighting some injuries but he’s healthy now and I’m very happy now.
- It’s something that we said ‘Hey man, we need to play with more energy.’ We’ve got to fight for every inch we get and we did that.
- Big plays fuel emotion. When you start making big plays, it gives everybody confidence. When the other team makes big plays, it makes everybody nervous.
- We talked about [Alabama] in the locker room. LSU-Alabama, it doesn’t get bigger than that. We’re going to have one Alabama practice on Wednesday then get our guys rested. It’s going to be a big challenge, but we’re going to be up and ready to go.