Geaux Tigers!

By Rebecca Angel Baer

Let the good times roll in New Orleans. LSU defeated Clemson and have won the championship title in their home state. Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow has led the LSU Tigers to victory. Let the purple and gold confetti fly down on Bourbon Street tonight.

The victory is extra sweet for LSU coach, and native Louisianan, Ed Orgeron. Coach O hails from Larose, Louisiana and the New York Times has described him as the “Cajun Yogi Berra.”

Perhaps it was that extra authentic dose of Cajun swagger that helped push LSU’s tigers ahead of Clemson’s Tigers tonight. It just seems pre-destined that this fueled by gumbo, jolly, inspiring coach have the honor to raise the trophy above his head on the turf of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. He was also awarded the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year award by the American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp and the Associated Press.

Under Coach O’s leadership, the players understood that they carried the weight and pride of an entire state with them out onto the field tonight. But, driven perhaps, in part, by their mantra, “one team, one heartbeat,” these Tigers were a united front too much for Clemson to bear. That is how this entire season has gone, LSU has been the dominant force and most feared opponent. All of the hard work and dedication has paid off tonight, in front of the hometown crowd. As their hype videos said, “they came 60 miles to play 60 minutes.” And play they did.

Laissez le bon temps rouler!