Ahead of the season finale, fans wrap up Coach O’s latest radio show
BATON ROUGE – Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, fans dressed in purple and gold TJ Ribs to see LSU coach Ed Orgeron on the final installment of his weekly radio show.
“I would say thank you for bringing us a national championship,” said Mike Serio. “It’s unfortunate, I thought he would be here forever, but things didn’t work out.”
Mike Serio made the trip from New Orleans on Wednesday evening. Having attended Orgeron’s first radio show, he wanted to make sure he was there for the last.
“He received too little praise for the championship and too much criticism for the losses,” Serio said.
During the commercials, fans absorbed every possible second of Orgeron, taking photos, getting autographs and sharing farewell messages.
“I will miss his voice,” said Lucas Babin. “[I’m] will miss Coco [Orgeron.] They mean a lot to me. They were born Cajuns. They were born LSU, and that’s just something I’m going to miss. “
While this chapter of LSU football does not end the number of people expected, with Orgeron being one of them, fans have expressed their gratitude, most often for the 2019 national championship.
“One thing you can’t take away from Ed Orgeron is a national championship coach,” Serio said. “He is one of four LSU coaches to win a national championship.”