Ed Orgeron gets emotional discussing LSU's come-from-behind win over Texas A&M
Ed Orgeron was coaching in perhaps his final game at the helm of the LSU Tigers on Saturday night in Baton Rouge.
Whether or not he coaches the bowl game remains to be seen, but he was certainly coaching his final game at Tiger Stadium as the head of the LSU program.
So, what did the Tigers do? Only put together a thrilling come-from-behind win to clinch bowl eligibility, beating No. 15 Texas A&M 27-24.
After the game, an emotional Coach O credited his players, putting attention away from himself:
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“These guys kept on fighting, man,” he said. “I can’t say enough about our football team and our coaching staff. So proud of this team. This was about the 19 seniors. This wasn’t about me. I told them this was never gonna be about me. This is about the team. One team, one heartbeat. So proud of them.”
On the game-winning pass from Max Johnson to Jaray Jenkins, Coach O said:
“I felt we were gonna make the play the whole time,” he said. “I thought (LSU OC) Jake (Peetz) did a great job calling the last couple of plays of the game. … This is a big team win.”
SEC Network sideline reporter Cole Cubelic then asked Coach O to give him his signature catchphrase one more time:
“Go Tigahs,” Coach O replied.