What he said: Ed Orgeron – 247Sports
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron met with the media on Monday to discuss the 38-10 win against Arkansas and to look ahead to Saturday’s home finale against Florida.
Here is everything the headman had to say at his Monday press conference.
COACH ORGERON: Welcome, everybody. Tell the Truth Monday. 4-1. Really excited about the performance of our football team last Saturday night on a tough road trip. Loved our preparation all week. It was a great mindset. Coaches, players, support staff, everyone buying into it, everyone on the daily basis buying into the process. It was a business trip. I thought our guys came prepared, ready to go. The drum started beating Friday morning at 10:00. You see in their eyes, everybody is early for the trip. Everybody is early for meetings, attentive, ready to go. We blocked out the noise. We had energy all week, we had energy right before the football game, energy in the whole game on the sideline, just a tremendous job by everybody involved, and I was very involved in our program.
We started fast at three-and-out on defense, scored on first possession, which was great to see, silenced the crowd a little bit. Tough, hostile environment. Loved the physicality of our football team. Our guys fought very hard against a physical, physical, football team. Obviously, the difference in the game was 390 yards rushing. 381 allowed the use of our run game, allowed the use of Fournette and Guice. Both of those guys had a good game but blocking up front was very critical, along with our tight ends and receivers. We won the time of possession by 10 minutes. Arkansas had been leading in the SEC and was very good at that. We wanted to improve on turnovers. We made 14 points on turnovers,