Orgeron on viral postgame speech: 'If I wanted that to get out, I would’ve said that outside'


After LSU’s 46-41 win against Alabama, a member of the No. 2 Tigers began live-streaming head coach Ed Orgeron’s postgame speech to the team. 

During the speech, Orgeron dropped a profanity that fired up the locker room when he added it to the end of the Crimson Tide’s catch phrase.

“Roll Tide, what? (expletive) you!” Orgeron could be heard saying in the viral video.

Orgeron said Monday that that was not something the public was supposed to hear.

“The things that I say outside to the media, those are the things that I want to get out,” Orgeron said “If I wanted that to get out, I would’ve said that outside.”

He said wished the player wouldn’t have been streaming and added that he’s addressed it with the player.  

“I don’t think it was done with mal-intent or nothing like that,” he said. “So, I addressed it with the young man. So, I don’t think it’s going to happen again.”

The player streaming the speech just caught the coach in a “fiery” moment after one of the biggest wins of his LSU career.

“You get emotional,” he said. “You talked to your team, it’s your family. Just like we all talk to our family… you say some things that outside the family, we don’t say. And it was in no means to hurt anybody or nothing like that. It was just a fiery moment, a very emotional moment with our team. That’s all that was.”

Orgeron added that he thought the viral moment was simply a product of the times.

“They so used to having those phones on them all the time,” he told reporters Tuesday. “We have a pregame meal and I say ‘Will you turn your phones off just for a little bit so we can say the prayer?’ So we say the prayer then boom they are back on their phones.”