Video: LSU players chant 'Keep Coach O' in the locker room after destroying Texas A&M
If there were any doubts on who the LSU players wanted to become the team’s head coach, those thoughts can be put to rest.
The LSU head coaching rumor mill was churning at warp speed Thursday night, with the school’s top candidate Jimbo Fisher reportedly passing on the job, the focus reportedly shifted toward Houston head coach Tom Herman. Meanwhile, there was an actual game to be played in College Station against an 8-3 Texas A&M team.
With news of LSU closing in on Herman during the game, the Tigers took care of business in a big way, scoring 54 points on the road and beating the Aggies by 15 on Thanksgiving night. Following the 54-39 win, the players made no qualms in the locker room on their top choice for the job:
Keep Coach O!! You Hear It!!!! pic.twitter.com/v93c01Ii6N
— Duke Riley (@1Goal1Dream) November 25, 2016
With the win, LSU improved its record to 7-4 on the season, with Orgeron going 5-2 as the interim coach. The only losses during his tenure were a 10-point loss to top-ranked Alabama and a six-point loss to SEC East champion Florida.
Orgeron has done everything he can to impress the powers that be at LSU, now he will have to play the waiting game like the rest to discover his fate with the school. If the players have any say in the decision, the choice appears to be an easy one.