BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU head coach Ed Orgeron met with sports journalists Monday for his weekly news conference to discuss the team’s devastating loss to Alabama and preview the upcoming matchup with Arkansas.
Oregeron thanked fans for their support rallying around the team leading up to big game against the Alabama Crimson Tide.
While speaking about the defeat to the Crimson Tide, he told reporters he needed to coach better an put players in a better position to win. He also said the team’s poor execution contributed to the team’s 29-0 loss.
Coach Oregron said he told players to “block out the noise” and follow the team’s “24 hour” rule, by moving on from the Alabama loss to focus on Arkansas.
In injury news, Orgeron said LSU safety John Battle is 50/50 to play against the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday.
He also told reporters that he wants to give backup quaterback Myles Brennan more reps but Brennan is still nursing a slight injury.
Oregeron stood by his starting quaterback, Joe Burrow, saying that he believed Burrow should remain the starter.
With the loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide, the LSU Tigers fell from #3 to #9 (7-2 Overall, 4-2 SEC).
Now, the Tigers will take on the unranked Arkansas Razorbacks at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 10 in Fayetteville, AR. The game will be televised on the SEC Network.
However, Coach O is not taking the game with the Razorbacks lightly and warns that Arkanasas has a good offense.
Arkansas is 2-7 on the year, 0-5 in SEC play.