There’s a lot still to be ironed out before we can even think about what the fall might entail on the pandemic front, but LSU Coach Ed Orgeron is very optimistic about the prospect of a full slate of college football.
“All this is projection. It’s out of my hands,” Orgeron cautioned. “But I definitely think we’re gonna play. And I definitely think we’re gonna play on time. And I do think that somehow, someway that our people will compete to get these guys in the stands. I just have a feeling.”
Orgeron’s Tigers haven’t been on the field in Death Valley since earning 2019’s SEC and National Championships, and he says he knows fans are chomping at the bit to cheer on the Bayou Bengals. And he believes that’s in the cards.
“I don’t know if it’s gonna be the first game, the second game, the third game,” Orgeron said. “But I want our fans to know that on our part we’re doing the best that we can to find ways to get them in there. Now whether we can get them in there or not, I don’t know. But I promise you we’re competing to get them in there."
LSU is currently scheduled to begin their defense of the national championship on Saturday, September 5, in Baton Rouge hosting UT San Antonio. You can hear the full audio of Coach O’s chat with Bobby Hebert and Kristian Garic on the Wednesday edition of WWL Radio’s “Sports Talk” by clicking the podcast link.