During his time as head coach of the LSU Tigers, Ed Orgeron has coached in the College Football Championship, Peach Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, and Citrus Bowl. But the next unofficial bowl game will be the Orgeron Bowl.
One of the most well-known coaches in all of football, Orgeron has faced many challenges. But in his Tigers’ second game of the season, he will face something new. His son.
Following an opening-season loss to an unranked UCLA Bruins team, LSU went from 13 in the Coaches Poll to unranked. And even though he is just over a season removed from winning the College Football Playoff in his third full season as the head coach for the Tigers, he finds himself on the hot seat.
Orgeron followed up his 15-0 season with Joe Burrow and company with a 5-5 year that led many questioning if it were Coach O or the quarterback who brought a National Championship to Baton Rouge. And even though there may be LSU fans who want Orgeron out, this week will have a second Orgeron in town.
The Tigers will host the McNeese State Cowboys on Saturday at 8 p.m., and their starting quarterback is Cody Orgeron, the oldest son of Coach Orgeron.
The Cowboys opened their season against West Florida, losing 42-36. The younger Orgeron led the offense, completing 31-of-47 passes for 367 yards and two touchdowns. He also had 35 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
In 32 games at McNeese State, Orgeron has passed for 4961 yards and 38 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He has also rushed for 922 yards and eight touchdowns.
LSU allowed 470 total yards in their opening loss, so their defense is definitely vulnerable. Though a loss is unlikely, an upset would drop the Tigers to 0-2 for the first time since 1991. With a battle between father and son, who knows what could happen.
Though 60 games in his position at LSU, Orgeron is 45-15. Whether it’s fair or not, Orgeron’s seat getting warmer. Could it be his own son leading an upset that leads to his firing?
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