Ed Orgeron confirms deplorable locker room conditions at Texas
It was one thing when the LSU band was put at the top of the stadium. Then there was word that LSU received just 3,000 tickets in its allotment block. But now Ed Orgeron has confirmed reports of deplorable conditions in the visiting locker room at Texas as the Longhorns’ hospitality took another hit.
With the game-time temperature at 98 degrees, Orgeron told the media on Monday that LSU did not have air-conditioning in its locker room in the game it won 45-38.
“We did some things in the dressing room that were better, it wasn’t great, but it was better,” Orgeron said, according to a video shared by Jacques Doucet. “At least we had air in there.”
Orgeron said the humidity was at 23 percent, so, “it wasn’t like Louisiana.”
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“But our guys did cramp up in the second half,” he said. “We talked about it at as a staff, that we needed to get more IVs at halftime.”
It was not a complete surprise for Orgeron though. Because he called Louisiana Tech, Texas’ Week 1 opponent, the Tigers brought extra fans to combat the heat.
Texas plays Rice next at NRG Stadium in Houston. But its next home game is Sept. 21 against Oklahoma State. Perhaps this is not a new phenomenon for the Cowboys, but it’s something to keep an eye on.