Ed Orgeron inspiring players in first summer - FOX 8, WVUE, fox8live.com, weather, app, news, saints

Ed Orgeron inspiring players in first summer

Source: Mark LaGrange Source: Mark LaGrange
(WVUE) -

Ed Orgeron provided the change in leadership that LSU needed in 2016 to turn their 2-2 start into a 6-2 finish and now, he has a full head of steam heading into his first full season as head coach of the Tigers.

His players remain inspired by the Louisiana native's fiery spirit and work ethic, according to senior defensive lineman Christian LaCouture. "I just think when you get up everyday knowing he's bringing that passion and fire, sometimes in the morning he'll be there working out before us so it just kind of fuels us to know that 'Wow, he's in there working to make sure we're ready to go.' And you're ready go and play for a guy like that," said LaCouture.

Junior running back Derrius Guice burst onto the scene at the end of the year due to Leonard Fournette's ankle injury and thinks the rapport Orgeron built with the team during the season will carry over to 2017. "Having him as the head coach at the back end of the season last year helped a lot, not many changes were made because Coach O is consistent, that's what I like about him so what we got used to last year is what we're still doing now and it's not that big of a change so that's a guy that brings a lot of great energy and passion to the sport, he acts like he's one of us, he's active in the plays," said Guice. "Some times he even gets hit on plays because he's so active in the plays running back and forth with us doing conditioning, he's just a great guy on and off the field."

Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rights reserved.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Pelicans match Warriors for most All-Star Game starters

    Pelicans match Warriors for most All-Star Game starters

    Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | Times-PicayuneSource: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | Times-Picayune

    The New Orleans Pelicans dropped to 23-21 Wednesday night while the Golden State Warriors are 37-9 and the defending champions, yet both own two of the 10 starting positions in the NBA's 2018 All-Star Game. 

    more>>

    The New Orleans Pelicans dropped to 23-21 Wednesday night while the Golden State Warriors are 37-9 and the defending champions, yet both own two of the 10 starting positions in the NBA's 2018 All-Star Game. 

    more>>
  • Manning Award given to Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield

    Manning Award given to Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield

    The Allstate Sugar Bowl made history Thursday as they named their first-ever former walk-on as Manning Award recipient in Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield. 

    more>>

    The Allstate Sugar Bowl made history Thursday as they named their first-ever former walk-on as Manning Award recipient in Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield. 

    more>>
  • After Further Review: Saints head into offseason guarded against entitlement

    After Further Review: Saints head into offseason guarded against entitlement

    Sean Payton has a clear message: 2017 success doesn't guarantee anything (Source: FOX 8 Photo)Sean Payton has a clear message: 2017 success doesn't guarantee anything (Source: FOX 8 Photo)
    When the Saints met as a team for the final time of the 2017 season this week, it didn’t take long to figure out the premise of their offseason organizational message. Sean Payton: “"There's nothing promised. I think we've got a lot to do this offseason. We've got a lot of work to do in a lot of areas we've got to address.  I think I would just say we'll see."” Drew Brees: “While I think we do have a talented team, I know that each year you hav...more>>
    When the Saints met as a team for the final time of the 2017 season this week, it didn’t take long to figure out the premise of their offseason organizational message. Sean Payton: “"There's nothing promised. I think we've got a lot to do this offseason. We've got a lot of work to do in a lot of areas we've got to address.  I think I would just say we'll see."” Drew Brees: “While I think we do have a talented team, I know that each year you hav...more>>
Powered by Frankly