Orgeron and LSU
My unpopular opinion last week was that Orgeron would do better at LSU that people expected. One game proves nothing but things are definitely looking up in the bayou. Without their best player Fournet, they set offensive records last night. Orgeron is living his dream right now swooping in to save LSU mid-season. If he wins out or goes 7-1, how could LSU not name him HC? I bet they could get him reasonably cheap too. In 49 other states I would say a person like that has no chance but in Louisiana, with the gris-gris, lagniappe. voodoo and laissez les bon temp roulette ways, how knows?
Now that we've got the Final AP Top 25 in for this year, we can officially look at Freeze's record against the final AP Top 25 through his 4 seasons.
2012: 0-6 (losses to #1 Bama, #5 Texas A&M, #5 Georgia, #14 LSU, #19 Texas, #23 Vanderbilt)
2013: 2-4 (wins against #14 LSU, #24 Vanderbilt, losses to #2 Auburn, #5 Missouri, #7 Alabama, #18 Texas A&M)
2014: 4-2 (wins against #4 Alabama, #11 MSU, #16 Boise State, #25 Memphis, losses to #3 TCU, #22 Auburn)
2015: 3-1 (wins against #1 Alabama, #16 LSU, #20 Oklahoma State, loss to #25 Florida)
Total: 9-13 (0.409 winning percentage)
Freeze's winning percentage against teams finishing outside the Top 25 is (25-5) 0.833.
That's quite impressive to win over 40% of your games against the best teams in the country, especially if you throw out the 2012 season, since that was the very beginning of the rebuild. Freeze has won 56.25% of his games against teams finishing in the Top 25 over the last 3 seasons. In just the last two seasons, that number jumps to 70% against teams finishing in the Top 25.
For comparison, here is what Mullen has done against teams finishing in the Top 25:
2009: 1-4 (win over #20 Ole Miss)
2014: 1-3 (win over #22 Auburn)
Total: 2-28 (0.067 winning percentage)
Mullen is 53-7 against teams finishing outside the Top 25, for a 0.883 winning percentage.
|Orgeron and LSU||Oct 2, 2016 11:47 AM||elmsurfer1|
|Another unpopular opinion. Guice is better than Fournette||Oct 2, 2016 12:51 PM||rebelpimp|
|ESPN and LSU already getting emotional about Orgeron||Oct 2, 2016 1:11 PM||warchief|
|Texas vs. Oklahoma is a loser leave town game||Oct 3, 2016 1:41 PM||1 Rodimus Prime|
|Could be a lot of big jobs open around 1st week of Dec.?||Oct 3, 2016 1:47 PM||Shandlark|
|This could indeed be fascinating.||Oct 3, 2016 3:13 PM||ltreb|
|My high school team could beat Missouri||Oct 2, 2016 1:17 PM||Rebels7|
|Let's wait and see how LSU does against Florida and us, first.||Oct 2, 2016 2:36 PM||bigrebone|
|I don't think Orgeron is some great coach, but||Oct 2, 2016 8:56 PM||MiloDanglers|
|Re: Orgeron and LSU||Oct 3, 2016 6:17 AM||LongGone|
|They both still suck.||Oct 3, 2016 10:11 AM||bigrebone|
|LSU has all the pieces, except a passing game,||Oct 3, 2016 10:20 AM||Shandlark|
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