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LSU head coach Ed Orgeron held a 0-6 record as a head coach against Nick Saban and Alabama, but he erased that goose egg on Saturday as the No. 2 LSU Tigers knocked off No. 3 Alabama 46-41 in Tuscaloosa.
Orgeron’s come up from his days as Ole Miss’ head coach years ago to where he is now at LSU is absolutely wild – this coming from a lifelong Ole Miss fan – yet here we are.
Years ago, if you would have suggested the idea that Orgeron would lead LSU to a win over Saban and Alabama in Tuscaloosa in the biggest college football game of the 2019-20 season you wouldn’t have found one college football fan that would believe that statement but that’s the world we’re living in today.
Following LSU’s monstrous win, Orgeron was rather fired up in the Tiger’s locker room and let his players know it. In the video below you can hear him say ‘roll tide, what? fuck you!’ which is certainly one way to say ‘hell yeah fellas, let’s go’ but you simply have to love it, unless, of course, you’re a Bama fan.
The full quote sounds like ‘We’re going to beat their ass in recruiting, we’re going to beat their ass every time they see us. Roll tide what? Fuck you.’ I’m going to go out on a limb here, but I think this win meant quite a bit to Coach O.
With the win, LSU is staring a trip to Atlanta to play in the SEC Championship in the face with games against Ole Miss, Arkansas and Texas A&M still left on the slate while owning the tiebreaker against Alabama in the SEC West thanks to the win on Saturday.
Joe Burrow now has the Heisman Trophy in his back pocket while Orgeron has Coach of the Year in the bag as well. LSU could jump Ohio State in the College Football Playoff Rankings for the top spot while Alabama could find themselves outside of the top six.