No player has helped himself more this season when it comes to climbing the Heisman Trophy board than LSU’s Joe Burrow.

The signal-caller from Baton Rouge didn’t even have odds to win the award during the preseason but now has the third-best odds to win it all, behind only Tua Tagoavailoa and Jalen Hurts. Burrow has even jumped Trevor Lawrence when it comes to Heisman Trophy odds entering Week 4 of the season.

In three games this season, Burrow is completed over 83 percent of his passes for 1,122 yards with 11 touchdowns and only two interceptions. LSU’s quarterback currently has 4/1 odds to win the award.

During his Monday press conference, LSU head coach Ed Orgeron was asked if he believes Burrow can really win the award. Orgeron did not hesitate to answer that question.

“We all know the answer — yes, he is. He’s that good,” Orgeron said regarding Burrow.

What is it going to take for that to happen? Orgeron, who has served on coaching staffs that coached three Heisman Trophy winners (Gino Torretta, Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart), said he believes Burrow needs to win the big game and lead LSU to championships in order to capture college football’s highest individual honor.

“You have to win the big game. You have to win the big game, you have to take us to the SEC Championship and take us to the championship,” Orgeron said. “Not to say you can’t win [the Heisman Trophy] without it, but if you do those things, you have a chance of winning it.

“I’ve been apart of three national championship teams and that was a big part of those guys winning the Heisman, I guarantee you that.”

While he didn’t specifically reference Alabama there, it’s pretty clear Orgeron was referencing that game as the first “big game” Burrow has to win before the Tigers ever have a chance to win any championships this fall.