Paul Finebaum Offers Surprising Take On LSU, Ed Orgeron
Paul Finebaum offered a surprising take on LSU and Ed Orgeron in his recent comments.
LSU entered this weekend widely regarded as one of the two or three best teams in the nation.
The one and only knock on them was that nobody knew how the Tigers would do against really good competition.
Well, we got our answer on Saturday, when Orgeron’s group earned a hard-fought 23-20 victory over No. 11 ranked Auburn.
Thanks to their efforts, the AP ranked LSU as the No. 1 team in the nation in this week’s poll.
On Monday, Finebaum stated that not only are LSU’s accolades this year a pleasant surprise, but that Orgeron clearly deserves National Coach of the Year honors.
Where’s Herman and Jumbo thats my Coach right there for all those doubters that were out there go ahead and apologize and zip in Trust In Coach O pic.twitter.com/njU3QlkRh8
— Chase 🐯💜💛💜🐯 (@LSUallday1986) October 27, 2019
“Anyone who says they saw this coming is not being truthful,” he said.
“As of this moment, and again we all know what date it is, Ed Orgeron is the national coach of the year.
“He’s been spectacular in so many different ways. And he’s done it because of some chess moves that he’s made.
“The move that nobody is talking about is his ability to work with Steve Ensminger in bringing in Joe Brady. Steve Ensminger is still there, still influential in that meeting room,” he continued.
“Instead of pouting like a lot of us would have done, he embraced the move by Coach O to bring in Joe Brady. He’s mentored him.
“He’s nurtured him based on everything I was able to glean … This guy has surprised us all. It’s the feel-good story of 2019.”
If Coach O can keep this run going past his team’s Nov. 9 showdown with Alabama and beyond – he will likely be a lock for coach of the year honors.