Ed Orgeron after beating Alabama: 'I knew we were the better team'
Coach Ed Orgeron was relieved to finally beat Alabama so some fans will stop asking him at a gas station, for example, if a win is coming.
“Might get to go to a 711 and get me a Monster or Red Bull without people saying ‘Gotta beat those guys.’ Well, I beat’em,” Orgeron said after the win over Alabama on Saturday, according to Ross Dellenger. “This ain’t the last time we’re gonna beat’em.”
The 46 points on Saturday topped the LSU total from the previous give meetings, which was 39.
“Made up for a couple years,” Orgeron said. “We gotta see where this leads us. I knew we were the better team. I think we’re right there where we need to be. It’s been a long time coming. We felt we were the better football team.”
On doing the Haka dance, Orgeron said he’d make good on a wish many fans want.
“I’ll do it,” Orgeron said, according to Cody Worsham. “But I ain’t gonna do it on no dern video.”
Two years ago, Orgeron famously said after a loss to Alabama, “we’re coming.” After this win, he added to that line.
“This won’t be the first,” he said. “It won’t be the last. We’re coming. We’re going to continue to ride.”
He also weighed in on what QB Joe Burrow means to the team, and the Heisman Trophy.
“To have a championship team you need to have a championship quarterback,” Orgeron said. “I don’t vote. But if I get a vote, I’d give it to him.”