Them Texas folks were right kindly hosts, according to Coach O.

No. 4 LSU’s offense came out hot in Saturday night’s 45-38 win over No. 12 Texas at Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium with 573 yards that included 471 passing yards from Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow. The offense wasn’t the only thing that was hot, though. Tigers coach Ed Orgeron said Monday during his scheduled press conference that the locker room was pretty toasty as well.

“I called Louisiana Tech, and they told us about it,” he said. “So we did some things in the dressing room that were better. It wasn’t great, but it was better. At least we had air in there. They didn’t have air. We had some blowers in there.”

Texas’ AD strenuously objected.

Now I don’t have a dog in this hunt (although, let’s not forget that Georgia travels to Austin in the foreseeable future), but if I have to choose sides, I’d go with LSU here.  For one thing, why would Orgeron bother to make up a story like that after a big road victory?

Second, and perhaps more relevantly, how many folks would loudly proclaim their devotion to “the efforts we put forth in hosting our guests” and stick the visiting band in the upper deck of the stadium?

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That’s some pride you got there, ‘Horns.


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24 responses to “A/Cgate

  1. Bigshot

    Maybe this is the reason OU and Texas is not played home and home.


  2. ZeroPOINTzero

    I googled this yesterday and found an article from 2014 talking about the worst locker rooms. It mentioned no AC at Texas. Ironically LSU was voted worst in the SEC, so rivers of tears aren’t likely. LSU’s is so small there is no room for chairs so the players stand like cattle. Personally no showers at USc takes the cake to me. Alabama’s is named after an alumni named Fail. Big letters over the door proclaim it The Fail Room.

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  3. Dawg in Austin

    I have no intel on the locker room A/C, although it’s really freaking hot everywhere in DKR during game days. That said, the visiting band always sits up there, no special circumstance for LSU.


  4. 3rdandGrantham

    Yep, not to mention the fact that, if LSU were lying, they would need to ensure that LaTech was complicit in the lie as well. This is why I’ve never liked UT, even though they certainly aren’t rivals with us. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but I think it’s the combination of an aristocratic like attitude they harbor coupled with juvenile pettiness at the same time.

    It’s really weird – like the successful relative or neighbor who flaunts yet, yet they are first to jump in the mud with people or stuff they really should ignore.


    • Otto

      Can’t stand Texas, ND, USC or anOSU. for varying but similar reasons.

      Putting the band in the top of the stadium is just childish.

      Texas does have some sort of snobbish superiority complex which in my opinion of the 4 schools listed Texas has accomplished the least despite being the #1 school in their large state.


      • Admiral Sackbar

        From what I understand Texas (or more specifically, Longhorn Network) is almost the sole reason why so many schools left the Big 12 years ago. I mean, just imagine if Alabama was given their own channel by ESPN and it was included in your basic cable package in the Metro-Atlanta area.


  5. LakeOconeeDawg

    “Good Working Order” maybe……………..Turned on and set to a comfortable temp…………….Not so much.


  6. Bulldog Joe

    Notre Dame sat our band at the top of the stadium.

    Karma got them, too.


    • Bob

      But that is only PART of the story. Did you see the profuse thank yous that the Redcoats sent to ND after the game. Apparently Georgia asked for additional seating for the band than originally planned. ND band worked to make that happen. After the game there were several notes from Redcoat Band officials to ND for how they were hosted and treated that weekend.


  7. Macallanlover

    I think allocating only 3K seats for visiting fans is the worst I have ever heard for any stadium, even those around 50K.

    Eddie O may have made that up because Willie T had already used the hydration excuse the week before. Fake, or not, I don’t think I have ever seen the level of cramping I did by LSU in that game. And this is by a team whose players have practiced in one of the worst summer climates in this country. Sumpin just not right.


    • tbia

      The thing about allocation is…..that’s the norm outside the SEC. No other place travels like we do. It has been a hold up on negotiations for some OOC matchups.


    • stoopnagle

      “Georgia can purchase up to 5,000 tickets for the game at Darrell K Royal-Memorial Stadium in Austin on Sept. 2, 2028 and Texas 5,000 tickets for its first ever game in Athens on Sept. 1, 2029.”


  8. ET

    Orgeron knew about this in advance and didn’t mention it? Texas might be guilty of fuckery but O was negligent not speaking up beforehand.


  9. Jack Klompus

    Lest you forget, the head coach is a Corch disciple.


  10. Max

    Logical relevant thinking is not this author’s prime attribute. Skip Holz reports he fielded no calls from Orgeron.