Ed Orgeron portrayed in Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's new TV series 'Young Rock'
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson couldn’t accurately tell his story without noting his infamous defensive line coach that he remains close with to this day.
That coach, of course, is LSU head coach Ed Orgeron.
Long before he was named head coach in Baton Rouge, Orgeron was regarded by many as the best defensive line coach in the country. Orgeron’s reputation for coaching defensive linemen began to grow during his time with the Miami Hurricanes, where Johnson played college football before becoming a superstar wrestler.
In a creative new television series called “Young Rock,” Johnson’s history is told in a unique way, from the perspective of Johnson as he makes a hypothetical run for president in 2032.
So the story will be somewhat autobiographical, which leads to the portrayal of Orgeron in the debut episode of the series.
If you missed it, the actor that is supposed to be Orgeron really embraced the role — outside of hitting the weights and physically looking the part.
Watching Young Rock and this is supposed to be Coach O 😂 (sound on) pic.twitter.com/rmogjUQ3ve
— Claudia Castillo (@ClaudiaIzet) February 17, 2021