Sound Off: At helm of LSU, Ed Orgeron returns to Ole Miss

Nick Suss

BATON ROUGE, La. — As LSU prepares for its 106th meeting with Ole Miss on Saturday, LSU coach Ed Orgeron prepares for what might be an unwelcome reunion.

For the first time since 2007, when he was relieved of his duties as Ole Miss head coach, Orgeron will return to Oxford, Miss., as an opposing head coach. That’s the main topic of conversation in this week’s edition of “Sound Off.” Orgeron’s tenure at Ole Miss wasn’t a pleasant one, as he compiled a 10-25 record in three seasons. He hasn’t made the lead up to this game any easier either, making comments that irked Ole Miss fans.
But Saturday’s game will be about much more than who the coaches are. LSU is coming off back-to-back huge wins over Florida and Auburn and looks as motivated and communicative as it has all season. This is particularly evident on special teams, where LSU dominated Auburn and effectively iced a win.

Below are time stamps for specific topics that we discuss:

  • 0:20: Ed Orgeron and Ole Miss have quite the history together. What did Orgeron say about the Rebels this week, and did Ole Miss fans take his comments the wrong way?
  • 3:45: Ever since the loss to Troy, LSU has looked like a different team. Why are the Tigers so much more motivated now than they were three weeks ago, and how has it translated on the field?
  • 7:05: Even without a special teams coordinator, LSU has looked great on special teams in recent weeks, returning punts for touchdowns, downing punts inside the 10-yard line and making game-winning field goals. How is LSU performing so well on special teams without guidance at the top?

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