Just hours after the LSU came from behind to take down Clemson in the national championship game on Monday night, the discussion about the Tigers having the best team ever has been a major talking point.
Urban Meyer, who coached Joe Burrow at Ohio State before stepping down and before the Heisman Trophy winner transferred to Baton Rouge, joined Colin Cowherd on The Herd on Tuesday. While the questions of greatest team ever, greatest offensive team ever and greatest this and that were discussed, Meyer revealed something that coach Ed Orgeron said about Burrow ahead of the Tigers’ national championship season.
Meyer said that Coach O simply said: “your boy saved our jobs.”
It’s a short, simple statement, but man is it ever true.
Let’s not forget that Orgeron led LSU to a 9-4 mark in 2017 in his first full season as head coach. While his seat wasn’t necessarily hot, it was warming up with an overall record of 15-6 in charge of the Tigers. Then, Burrow arrived on campus and helped LSU to a 25-3 record in his two seasons at quarterback which was capped off with a national title in New Orleans.
Burrow backed up J.T. Barrett and Dwayne Haskins at Ohio State before transferring to LSU for his final two seasons in Columbus. While it was surely a tough spot that Burrow found himself in with the Buckeyes, what a decision it was to go play for Coach O and LSU.
Burrow will leave Baton Rouge a Heisman winner, national title winner and owner of, without question, one of the most dominant quarterback seasons in the history of college football.
[H/T The Spun]