Somehow, this story doesn’t surprise me.
One day last summer, an LSU staffer came into Ed Orgeron’s office to ask if the recruits then on campus for a visit were allowed to watch practice. What practice? We don’t hold practice over the summer, Orgeron said.
The practice was being run by the players, he was told. As it turns out, quarterback Joe Burrow had issued an alert to his teammates: practice in the morning. To a man, the roster that would run through an unbeaten, championship-winning season showed up.
Is Coach O’s overnight raging success a matter of being a master delegator, or simply a guy who was in the right place at the right time? I suspect we’ll find out something about that real soon.