“Money To Bleaux”

Ed Orgeron has become one of the more colorful characters in the game of college football. He’s known for his strong, gravelly Cajun accented voice. When he’s interviewed by a sideline reporter, he ends each conversation by saying “Go Tigahs” with the ultimate southern accent. It’s been quite the year for Coach O. He leads the LSU Tigers to their greatest season in school history with a perfect 15-0 record and a victory in the national championship against Clemson. Today, he was rewarded with a new contract to stay in Baton Rouge for the foreseeable future. A six-year contract extension worth $42 million.

Coach has become one of the three best coaches in the country behind Dabo Swinney and Nick Saban. I’ve always been a fan of the intensity that he coaches with on the sideline. Each coach is different. You have some guys that seem very composed and can keep it all together at the crucial moments of the game. I look a guy like Tony Dungy. He was always able to always stay calm. The same can be said about Bill Belichick. When I watch Ed, I get some similarities between him and Rex Ryan. No, they don’t have the same attitude, I’m making this comparison solely on their enthusiasms on the sideline. His players have really bought into him. I’ve always said that a team often takes after who’s patrolling the sidelines. Ed had to climb a few ladders before getting to this stage. He’s been coaching since 1984. I’ve noticed that he’s a hands-on coach. He’s willing to do everything to bring the best out of his players. That’s all a coach wants is for his guys to go the full distance. If you watched the LSU Tigers this year, they did just that.

This is a well-deserved extension for one of the best. He’s earned it, especially after the year he put together in Baton Rouge. An SEC West division title, an SEC conference title, the top seed in the College Football Playoff, a 15-0 record and he led them to their first national title since 2007. Following the regular season, Ed was named Coach of the Year. Since being hired, LSU has a record of 40-9.

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