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LSU’s Ed Orgeron assists with job security after upsetting Florida No.20 without multiple starters

Over the past year or so, there have been legitimate questions about the job security of LSU coach Ed Orgeron, and the questions have grown very strong following a resounding loss to Kentucky last week. which lowered its record to 8-8 since the 2019 national championship.

Those questions won’t be asked as frequently this week as the Tigers beat Florida’s No.20, beating the Gators 49-42 on Saturday thanks to a record-breaking performance from Tyrion Davis-Price, which 287 yards on the field broke. Leonard Fournette’s school record. Davis-Price has found the end zone three times and is also averaging 8 yards per carry.

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The Tigers (4-3) were incredibly shorthanded, beating the Gators without the help of several starters, making the win even more impressive. This is LSU’s second win over Florida in as many seasons and certainly LSU’s best win of the season to date.

Key players for LSU against Florida include wide receiver Kayshon Boutte, cornerback Derek Stingley, Jr. and several other key members of the defensive and secondary line. Despite several missing pieces, the Tigers recorded four interceptions in the day after having had only three all season and also registered two sacks and forced two fumbles.

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Quarterback Max Johnson also released the ball in Boutte’s absence – throwing three touchdowns and finding seven different receivers during the game. But the Tigers’ real offensive star was running back Tyrion Davis-Price whose 287 rushing yards broke Leonard Fournette’s school record. Davis-Price has found the end zone three times and is also averaging 8 yards per carry.

Coming into the game against the Gators, Orgeron played down concerns about his job security.

“My job is to come here at LSU and train the best I can on a daily basis,” said Orgeron. “That’s what I’m doing. Over there, the discussions about my job and all that, nobody said anything to me as far as I know, LSU Tigers head coach. train as hard as you can today, one day at a time.

However, Orgeron acknowledged that there is a certain standard for LSU that he and his team haven’t met in recent times.

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“I’ll say this and I’ll say it again, no one has to tell me LSU’s expectations. I know them, I was born with them so I understand,” Orgeron said. “I understand this is not the LSU performance standard. I understand my job. I fully understand, I know exactly where I am and I will work as hard as I can today and not blink I promise you I won’t blink for anyone. “

In addition to the lackluster playing on the pitch, there have been numerous Title IX lawsuits and scandals and the sexual assaults that have cropped up in Baton Rouge under his leadership.

Who knows if a ranked victory in a lackluster season is enough to save Orgeron’s job in the long run. But at least for now, that seems like enough to keep him on for another week.

Things don’t get any easier for the Tigers, however, as their last SEC games are against Ole Miss, Arkansas, Alabama and Texas A&M.



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