While the loss to Troy stands to linger for some time, LSU coach Ed Orgeron doesn’t want the team’s performance to carry over into The Swamp.
During Wednesday’s SEC coaches teleconference, Orgeron revealed that there has been a players-only meeting as well as a meeting he had with his athletic director and coordinators.
“We had a meeting with our team leaders,” Orgeron said. “We threw everything out on the table, (athletic director) Joe Alleva, myself, (offensive coordinator) Matt Canada and (defensive coordinator) Dave Aranda had a meeting, laid out everything on the table. Which direction do we want to go? What’s going on? How can we fix it? It’s been a very positive week.”
The coaching staff drew a lot of criticism for last week’s embarrassing 24-21 loss at home to Troy, which snapped the school’s 49-game home win streak against non-conference opponents that dated back to 2000.
That defeat was only the latest disappointment for the Tigers, who were blown out by Mississippi State 37-7 before an unimpressive 35-26 win against Syracuse.
However, Orgeron said the purpose of the meeting was to make sure LSU is prepared to show the type of team it really is.
“We had it Monday. Joe and I meet all the time, and we said let’s bring in the coordinators with both he and I,” Orgeron said. “Let’s talk to them. Let’s see what’s going on, because you know, we feel that we have two very good coordinators, and he wanted to know what was going on, what can we do better. We all got on the same page. It was a very positive meeting.”
Orgeron said he did meet with the players and singled out one or two players at each position group to be a leader, and he gave them a chance to voice their opinions.
As for the players-only meeting, Orgeron didn’t have any details on that, only saying that he didn’t attend.
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