BATON ROUGE, LA - OCTOBER 01: Interim head coach Ed Orgeron watches the game against the Missouri Tigers at Tiger Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

LSU did something on Thursday that you don't usually see from a Top 15 team

LSU plays No. 1 Alabama on Saturday.

You usually only see this with teams that are on the edge of mediocrity.

LSU interim head coach Ed Orgeron announced after Thursday's practice that his team had held a player's only meeting ahead of Saturday's tilt with No. 1 Alabama. Orgeron wasn't worried at all by it, though, and it appears that he even encouraged it.

Via 247 Sports:

"I didn't want to be in there," Orgeron said. "They wanted it. I gave it to them."

Orgeron said running back Leonard Fournette, offensive lineman Ethan Pocic and safety Jamal Adams led the players-only meeting, which evidently set the tone for the rest of the day

Usually when you hear "player's only meeting", you think of a team that has lost several games and is trying to get back on track. However, it looks like No. 15 LSU is pulling out all the stops to get prepared for the Alabama, as Orgeron also noted that several former players came back to campus to speak with the team.

Orgeron said as many as 25 former LSU players have returned to campus this week to address the team, including former LSU All-American Tommy Casanova, who spoke to the team following Thursday's practice.

Well, if LSU loses to Alabama on Saturday, it certainly won't be because of a lack of effort from all involved. Considering that this game is also in Baton Rouge, this game has the potential to be one of the best college football atmospheres of the year, and it should be a very entertaining contest.