Ed Orgeron says LSU leadership had meeting after Troy loss, 'put it all out on the table'
Coming off arguably the worst loss in modern LSU history, the Tigers lost at home by a score of 24-21 to Troy, Ed Orgeron has got to get things figured out in Baton Rouge in a hurry with SEC play ramping up this week in Gainesville.
Coach O was the first one to speak during Wednesday’s SEC Coaches Teleconference.
Here’s a recap of what he had to say:
- “Obviously, very disappointed in our performance as coaches and players. We had a team meeting with our leaders. I had a meeting with Joe Alleva, Matt Canada and Dave Aranda, put it all out on the table. It’s been a very good, productive week.”
- How to jump-start the program like you did last year? “Make sure everyone is on the same side of the room. Make sure I bring the energy, I could do a better job of that… Make sure everyone is on the same page.”
- Why do you have a slow start? “We have some young players playing significant minutes. Our OL is thin, our DL is inexperienced. I think we have to start faster and play better on the line of scrimmage. We will play with more emotion this week.”
- Is there an issue with competitive balance in the SEC? “You see a lot of teams that have been in place for several years, the rosters have been built.”
- JaCoby Stevens’ move to safety permanent? “When I approached him about a move to WR, it was his decision, he said he wants to try it. I think the move back to safety will be permanent. He’s already practicing well at safety.”
- Who called the meeting with Alleva? “Monday. Joe and I meet all the time. We both decided to meet with the coordinators to see what was going on. He wanted to meet with them and see what was going on.
- Have you ever had a meeting like that? “Yeah, at USC. Pat Haden was very involved. We aren’t playing well, so I understood it. We all know that.”