Ed Orgeron after leading LSU to the 2019 SEC Championship: 'This is not our final destination'
While winning an SEC Championship would be a special moment for most programs, Ed Orgeron and his LSU Tigers have their eyes on a bigger prize this season.
Immediately after whipping up on a Georgia team that entered the 2019 SEC Championship Game with an 11-1 record, LSU won 37-10 in a game that the Tigers controlled from their first possession of the game, Coach O issued his thoughts on his team’s latest achievement.
“Just so proud of our football team, our coaching staff,” Orgeron said. “Again, just so happy for the state of Louisiana and LSU but we said it tonight, this is not our final destination. Wherever they tell us to lay, whoever they tell us to play next, we are going to be ready.”
If you missed it, Orgeron tried to give the game ball to Joe Burrow, the MVP of the 2019 SEC Championship Game. The senior quarterback completed 28 of 38 passes for 349 yards and four touchdowns while adding 41 rushing yards against Georgia’s outstanding defense.
Instead of taking the glory and recognition, Burrow honored his coach by giving the LSU coach the ball right back.
Burrow explained that decision after the game.
“(Orgeron) deserves it. He’s done so much for the state, and so much for this university,” Burrow said. “If you don’t want to fight for that guy, there’s something wrong with you.”
LSU remains perfect on the season and will await to find out where the College Football Playoff Committee ranks them on Sunday.
Louisiana online sports betting is officially live in much of the state. Louisiana joined the handful of other SEC football states with legalized sports betting in January 2022.