Ed Orgeron talks job expectations, where he learned how to deal with hot seat pressure
Ed Orgeron continues to discuss the pressure around his job performance and expectations at LSU, and he did again on Wednesday morning on the SEC coaches media teleconference.
He was asked about the negativity around the program.
“I understand the expectation of LSU,” Orgeron said. “I understand we aren’t living up to those expectations. … All we can do is go to work, take it one day at a time and do the best we can. … My job is to come to work with a positive attitude every day and do the best job I can on a daily basis.”
Orgeron recalled last year’s Florida game when he discussed the Tigers’ opponent this week, especially Max Johnson’s performance.
“Gutsy, gritty. Same type of quarterback we’d seen at practice,” he said. “… Thought it was a signature win for him.”
Orgeron said in these times of job pressure, he leans on former Southern Cal and current Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll. He learned how to “block out the noise” from Carroll.
“If I have a question or need advice, Coach Carroll is the first one I’m calling,” Orgeron said. “And he’s always answering my calls, no matter what time of day it is.”