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Lunch with Coach O - Missouri Preview

LSU interim head coach Ed Orgeron (Source: WAFB) LSU interim head coach Ed Orgeron (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

LSU athletic director Joe Alleva introduced defensive line coach Ed Orgeron as the interim head coach around 12:30 p.m. Monday.

The regular Monday news conferences to recap the previous game and preview the upcoming one will be called Lunch with Coach O.

Orgeron thanked former head coach Les Miles for bringing him to LSU. He then said they are going to "flip the script" and bring a new style of play. Orgeron said he told Bradley Dale to devote all time to special teams. He said the team needs to improve there and they have some new ideas.

He said players were excited and pumped to hear Pete Jenkins was joining the Tigers' staff as the defensive line coach.

"We're starting a new season," Orgeron said. "Whatever happened in the past doesn't matter."

He added they are going to make LSU football fun again.

"I just think that change is the way we do things - some freshness, some energy," Orgeron explained.

He said they are going to spread the ball out a little bit and change some things.

"Growing up in south Louisiana, being the head coach at LSU is a dream," Orgeron said.

He called it the "greatest job in America."

He also said the response from the Tigers' 2017 recruiting commitments has been very positive, although they were sad about Miles.

LSU lost 18-13 at Auburn to drop to 2-2 on the season and 1-1 in the SEC.

LSU hosts Missouri for homecoming on October 1 at 6:30 p.m.

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