Ed Orgeron is not only LSU’s beloved head coach, he’s everyone’s favorite head coach. He’s been hitting the recruiting trail harder than just about anyone since taking over the program in 2016.
Of course, fans know and cherish him for that. He once visited a recruit at 4 a.m. to secure a commitment. He convinced Joe Burrow to transfer from Ohio State and head to Baton Rouge while constructing a ridiculously talented 2019 LSU Tigers national championship team.
Coach O eats, sleeps and breathes football.
How do we know? Because his voicemail is evidence of that.
Ed Orgeron’s Voicemail: “Hold That Tiger”
The folks at local radio station 104.5 ESPN in Baton Rouge had Orgeron’s number and decided to give him a call on air in 2015. They wondered what would happened if they gave him a ring. Orgeron didn’t answer, but we got a glimpse into what his voicemail sounded like.
It was as amazing as you’d expect:
“Hi, this is coach Ed Orgeron with LSU football,” Orgeron’s voicemail says. “Sorry I cant take your call right now, but I’m out recruiting the best football players in the country for LSU. Hooooold that Tigahh!”
You think this guy loves LSU or what?
This post was originally published on January 23, 2015 before updating.