Ed Orgeron thanks LSU fans for creating environment recruits raved about following Florida game
Ed Orgeron met with a lot of recruits on Sunday, and many of them had the same thing to tell the LSU coach.
They were impressed with what they saw at Tiger Stadium on Saturday night as the Tigers took down Florida, 42-28. While meeting with the media on Monday, Orgeron went into further detail on the recruits’ thoughts on their visits.
“My office was busy yesterday morning from 9 to about 6 p.m. with recruits rolling in and out of there, some of them unofficial, two of them on official visits,” Orgeron told the media. “To a man, to a parent, they said, ‘Coach, we have never seen nothing like that. We’ve been around a lot of schools. We’ve never seen a crowd and an atmosphere like we saw last night.’ What a fantastic job by the fans.”
Ed Orgeron on recruits' response to LSU's win over Florida and the atmosphere in Tiger Stadium: "To a man, to a parent, they said, 'Coach, we've never seen nothing like that. We've been around a lot of schools. We've never seen a crowd and an atmosphere like we saw last night." pic.twitter.com/TsRAM9xo5u
— Cody Worsham (@CodyWorsham) October 14, 2019
LSU certainly made a great impression. The victory came over Florida, which was ranked No. 7 at the time and now sits at No. 9. Meanwhile, the Tigers’ win moved them up to the No. 2 spot, behind only Alabama, in the AP Top 25 Poll.
The recent success for LSU is likely helping with its recruiting. The Tigers are off to a 6-0 start, owning wins over Florida and Texas, and they have the potential for a special season with matchups still to come against No. 1 Alabama and No. 11 Auburn.
Orgeron took over as LSU head coach in 2016, and he’s in his third full season leading the Tigers. It appears this could be his best team during that time.
Not only is LSU strong defensively, but it may have one of the best offenses in school history. Quarterback Joe Burrow has helped the Tigers score at least 42 points in each of their first six games.
LSU will look to keep it going — and continue to impress recruits — when it travels to Mississippi State on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS.