BATON ROUGE, La. – “Nobody’s told me about my job status. I’m fine. I haven’t had any discussion about it. As far as I know, I’m the head coach of the LSU Tigers.,” Ed Orgeron answered, when asked about his job security during Monday’s presser.
Orgeron showed confidence about his standing at LSU, but the 2019 coach of the year will face adversity he’s experienced before. The Tigers dropped to 3-3, after losing 42-21 to Kentucky, and five of LSU’s remaining six games are against top 25, SEC teams. During Orgeron’s last year at Ole Miss in 2007, the Rebels were 2-4, before going 1-5 in the final six weeks.
“You learn what not to do. I think that’s the biggest thing is don’t react. Go to work every day: big chest, big eyes, be positive, and everybody knows what’s going on. We don’t need to talk about it. The focus is on beating Florida and that’s what we going do,” Coach O added.
LSU’s final six-game stretch will be more challenging than the Rebels’ schedule 14 years ago, and although Oregon’s future has become uncertain, Coach O understood the dilemma he will face.
“No one has to tell me about the LSU expectation. I know ’em. I was born with ’em so I understand. I understand this is not the LSU standard of performance. I understand my job. I get it totally. I know exactly where I’m at, and I’m gonna go to work as hard as I can today and don’t blink. I promise you: I will not blink, for anyone.”
Kickoff versus No. 20 Florida will be at 11 a.m. Saturday.
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