Ed Orgeron character to appear in NBC show about Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

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A chapter in LSU coach Ed Orgeron's life on the gridiron is set to be depicted on the small screen.

Orgeron's character will appear in a forthcoming NBC-produced TV show about the early days of college football player turned global wrestling superstar Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock.

The 59-year-old Orgeron -- known for his unique voice and accent, as well as his larger-than-life persona -- was defensive line coach at the University of Miami when Johnson played there in the late 1980s and early 90s.

Orgeron confirmed the news during a Wednesday radio appearance, The Advocate reported.

"There will be a Coach O character on there, so it'll be pretty cool," Orgeron said.

The Louisiana native, known for his fiery approach and intensity, also addressed claims by former Miami star Warren Sapp that The Rock had lifted some of his famous turns of phrase from the loquacious Orgeron.

"I can confirm some of it, but I won't claim all of it, I promise you," Orgeron said. "We had a good time. I loved those guys. I was different then. I was a young coach, full of vinegar and ready to go every day, obviously."

The show, titled "Young Rock," was set to premiere in February, the report said.

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