LSU looks to keep momentum vs familiar Orgeron foe: Ole Miss


Tigers cornerbacks Greedy Williams, Donte Jackson and Kevin Toliver II all played a big part in shutting out Auburn in the second half last week as LSU rallied from an early 20-0 deficit to prevail 27-23.

The Ole Miss game is just another game on the schedule, Orgeron told ESPN, "because the truth is the whole time I was there I was wishing I were here". The match will be televised on ESPNU. Ole Miss clapped back in 140 characters or less. "We've been on this trend that we're backing ourselves into a corner and we're doing it to ourselves and not the opposing team backing us in". "So the running game continues to help us get the ball to some of the skill kids on the outside". Super important in rankings. It was their second straight win over a top 25 team as an unranked opponent after edging Florida 17-16.

For a time LSU and Tulane had a nice rivalry going, but it's been many years since the Tigers have had to contend with an in-state rival. Then the 2003 game, Eli's senior year, they beat us to keep us out of the SEC championship game.

"That home-field advantage is huge for us", Luke said. "He has some run talent, and he can throw the football, but he was in the game at a time when we wanted to run some clock and get off the field".

Even with all that, Luke described being the Ole Miss interim "my dream job". The Tigers are looking for a winning streak after beating the Rebels last season.

"That's what I was alluding to - don't let a win mask those little things", Luke said. During that stretch, Ole Miss won just 10 games - three against SEC teams.

But actually, it comes from contemplation and time distancing himself from a colossal failure he eventually came to accept as "a stepping stone". It was (experience) I needed. "This game is not about me".

"The team showed leadership and true grit and determination against Auburn", Orgeron said.

Now I know that some will quickly dismiss what I am saying and that's fine everyone is entitled to their own opinion. "I didn't get it done, but the past is the past. Hopefully I don't make them here".