Ed Orgeron comments on release of viral Alabama postgame locker room video
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron didn’t back track at all after his locker room speech to his team went viral following the Tigers’ victory against Alabama on Saturday, but on Monday, Orgeron did try to explain how it happened and why he said what he did.
At one point in his postgame locker room speech, Orgeron shouted “Roll Tide! F*** you!” The expletive became public because one of LSU’s players streamed the coach’s speech on his phone.
“It shouldn’t happen. I addressed the player who did it. He felt bad about it,” Orgeron said on Monday.
“I think it’s just the product of today. We all, everybody, carries their phone with them all the time. I don’t think it was done with malintent or nothing like that, so I addressed it with the young man. I don’t think it’s going to happen again.”
Orgeron went on to speak very candidly about what he said, admitting that he didn’t want what he said to be public. The analogy he used was a family discussion at the dinner table that should not be heard outside the family.
“The things that I say outside to the media, those are the things that I want to get out. If I wanted that to get out, I’d say that outside,” he said.
“When you talk to your team, it’s your family. Just like we all talk to our family. We talk around the dinner table and say some things that outside the family, we don’t say. And it was, (by) no means to hurt anybody, or nothing like that. It was just a fiery moment. A very emotional moment with our team. That’s all that was.”