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COACH O SHOW RECAP:
The first question of the night came from Rickey in Birmingham who mentioned that Derrius Guice and Darrel Williams are still not 100% and asked whether Williams would remain on kick return duty. Orgeron said they will continue to use Darrel on kick off returns and pointed out that he is not their main returner but rather just a lead blocker for Clyde Edwards-Helaire.
Chris in Breaux Bridge asked why the team didn’t take a knee earlier in the Florida game to play it safe. Orgeron said they did play it safe and that they had to run the ball to eat some clock until the last play. “I thought it was excellent clock management,” he said, and I agree.
Charlie from Lafayette called to point out that Coach Orgeron did something that Nick Saban, Les Miles and the three coaches who came before them were not able to do – win in the swamp in the daytime.
Brett from Bossier City asked what the big Florida win meant personally for Coach O and how the team feel about embracing the underdog role this week. Orgeron answered the first question by saying, “It’s not about me. It’s about the team and the fans… I was happy for them and the coming staff.” As for the second question, Orgeron said the team never goes in with an underdog mentality and don’t talk about stuff like that.
Ron from New Iberia asked how all of the post-Troy negativity affected the team. Orgeron said, “It affected us positively. We galvanized, stayed together and got a big win on the road.” He added, “I’m not glad about the way we played [against Troy], but I’m glad about the reaction.”
Dillon in Plaquemine asked whether Orgeron plans on giving Myles Brennan any SEC playing time. “It may occur,” Orgeron said. “It all depends on how the game is going and how Danny’s playing.”
Frank from the live audience asked Orgeron what the challenge is for Saturday’s game against Auburn. “Handle success,” Orgeron answered. “We have to be hungry. If we play at our highest level we’ll be okay.”
Also from the live audience, “The Big Ragoo” asked about the 2007 Championship team coming back this week and Les Miles coming on Saturday. Orgeron said he’s very happy Miles is coming back and credited him for doing great things for the program.
The Big Ragoo also asked about the offensive line. “There are nine offensive linemen that have left our program in a year-and-a-half,” Orgeron said. “I have to do a better job recruiting there.”
The Evil Twin gave his weekly comedic spiel – this time about an Australian war in 1932 with emus and gorilla warfare – and then asked about the health of Derrius Guice and Rashard Lawrence. Orgeron said he believes both will play but will be limited.
One of the last callers of the night, Jordan from Denham Springs, asked whether Orgeron sees Myles Brennan as a “premium pro-style quarterback like Zack Mettenberger and Matt Mauck,” Orgeron said he sees a lot of things in Brennan that he really likes, like his quick release and how he can extend plays with his feet. He also praised Lowell Narcisse as a “runner who can also throw” and said, “We have two very fine young quarterbacks on our roster.”
Hope you enjoyed this rough recap of the show’s key points. Until next time, Geaux Tigers!
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