Ed Orgeron isn’t the most popular man in the state of Texas right now. The LSU head coach has come under considerable fire for effectively blocking Texas from operating satellite camps in the state of Louisiana. In the aftermath, former Kentucky head coach Hal Mumme actually went to the NCAA with his complaints and, now, the Tigers are in hot water again as a result of a conflict with TCU.
According to a report from Gil Lebreton of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, LSU is blocking a transfer from offensive lineman Willie Allen, who wants to go to TCU.
But if you really want to see cheesy, consider the case of Willie Allen, a 6-foot-7, 300-pound offensive lineman who has announced he wants to transfer from LSU.
Allen’s choice? TCU, a request that LSU promptly denied, according to multiple sources between Baton Rouge and Stadium Drive in Fort Worth. A source said that an LSU appeals committee ruled Thursday that Allen would be released from his scholarship, provided he transfers anywhere but to a Southeastern Conference school or TCU.
The report indicates that Orgeron and his staff are essentially standing in the way of the transfer because of TCU’s efforts to recruit the state of Louisiana. The centerpiece of LSU’s gripe is reportedly quarterback commit Justin Rogers, who famously spurned the Tigers while pledging to attend college in Fort Worth.
It should be noted that this is simply a report at this point but the growing evidence toward Orgeron’s recruiting practices isn’t going over well, especially within the state of Texas.