Ed Orgeron reveals LSU players' reaction to bowl ban, why Tigers decided this was the year to do it
The LSU Tigers announced a 1-year, self-imposed postseason ban on Wednesday evening, coming as the team currently sports a 3-5 record.
Many fans weren’t buying the timing of the Tigers’ bowl ban, saying the NCAA would see right through the attempt to self-impose a penalty.
But, for the 2020 season, the Tigers won’t play in a bowl game. On his weekly radio show, coach Ed Orgeron explained how the players took the news and why this year was the year to do a bowl ban:
Ed Orgeron on his weekly call-in show, says he told the #LSU players today about the one-year bowl ban. Says they were disappointed.
"We felt like this year was the year to do it, but hopefully next year we can go to a great big bowl and have a lot of success."
— Brooks Kubena (@BKubena) December 10, 2020
LSU has already had a number of high-profile injuries and opt-outs, in addition to the players they lost from last year’s title-winning team.
We’ll see if further punishments are handed down by the NCAA.