What Ed Orgeron said about LSU loss to Alabama, what surprised him

Sunday, 05 November 2017, 09:30:25 PM. Ed Orgeron after 24-10 Alabama win in Tuscaloosa.
Toward the end of Ed Orgeron's postgame news conference Saturday night came his declaration. His LSU team just lost 24-10 to Alabama but there was life in this rivalry. A few times he noted the Tigers' yardage edge over Alabama and he liked the way they competed. Asked about the future of the program, Orgeron looked right into the TV camera with a stone-faced stare. "We're coming ... We're coming," he said. "And we're not backing down." Orgeron also touched on a few things that surprised him Saturday night. "I didn't think (Alabama's) receivers would challenge us like they did and I think that was the difference in the ballgame," he said. " We could not cover their receivers man-to-man like we usually do." And on offense? "The last two time I was here, we didn't move the ball on them at all," Orgeron said. "Tonight, we drove the ball. In fact, we had more yards than they did." A few more highlights of Orgeron's postgame chat. -- "Nobody likes losing, but you know what, these guys believed the whole week. I'm proud of this football team. We have some good young men in there and I'm hurting for them. I wish I could have made better decisions to help them win the game." -- "We moved the ball some times. We had 306 total yards. They had 299. But we didn't make the plays when we're supposed to make the plays." -- "We had some good plays and we had a good plan. But we just couldn't keep anything going. There were some times when we had to convert some third downs." He was happy...Read more
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