Orgeron talks on radio show about team’s response to postponement of LSU-Alabama game

Orgeron talks on radio show about team’s response to postponement of LSU-Alabama game
The Ed Orgeron Radio Show on Wednesday, Nov. 11. (Source: Craig Loper/WAFB-TV)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - It’s kind of numbing to know this would have been week 11 into what was supposed to be a 12-game 2020 season and then realize LSU has still only played five games.

Head coach Ed Orgeron has done more “open date” radio shows than anyone has ever seen.

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At TJ Rib’s on Wednesday, Nov. 11, the restaurant was far less packed than for a normal show night. Of course, this one was not normal with the news before Tuesday’s practice that there’s no Alabama game Saturday. Coach O said he was up front with his team as soon as word came down.

“Yesterday (Tuesday), I told the team right before practice but we had an Alabama practice, a first down Tuesday,” said Orgeron. “We practiced and practiced very well. We said we’re going to put it in storage and use it again whenever we play them.”

“How did they respond to that type of news?” asked Chris Blair, director of radio broadcasting for LSU Sports.

“The guys were enthusiastic and worked hard. Today, we flipped the script and went to Arkansas, and again, they had a great practice.”

LSU is scheduled to travel to Fayetteville to face Arkansas on Nov. 21. Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. The game will be shown on ESPN or the SEC Network.

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