LSU's Orgeron: Tigers finding creative ways to achieve offseason goals

By: Mark Menard

The COVID-19 outbreak, and the stay-home mandates it has caused throughout the country and certainly in Louisiana, has proven to be a challenge for many businesses. But when it comes to the business of college football, LSU Coach Ed Orgeron says the Tigers are thriving as they make their way through the unfamiliar territory of this first-of-its-kind offseason.

“Doug Aucoin, our video coordinator, has done a tremendous job of teaching us to ‘Zoom Room,’ whatever they call that thing,” Orgeron said Wednesday night on WWL Radio. “[Offensive coordinator] Steve Ensminger is making meetings in the Zoom Room at 61 years old. We’re teaching our guys from our homes to their homes.”

Orgeron said the recruiting process, likewise, is experiencing a rare efficiency.

“Believe it or not, it’s a little bit better right now because we can get ‘em on the phone, and we’re Facetiming,” Orgeron said. “And the mommas and daddies, everybody’s home. Everybody wants to talk to you. They’re all bored. So I’ve been having a blast all day. I’ve talked to more recruits in these last couple of weeks than I’d talked to in a month.”

To hear the full audio of Orgeron’s chat with Bobby Hebert and Kristian Garic on Sports Talk, click on the podcast link.