Remember that song “Lips of an Angel” by Hinder? It’s fine if you don’t, since all the post-grunge-ass rock of the mid-2000s pretty much just blends together into one shit-soaked smoothie, but a line from the song recently struck me as particularly poignant.
“Well, my girl’s in the next room/Sometimes I wish she was you.”
It’s an interesting coincidence that this song about the other woman came out in 2005, because that was the same year that Ed Orgeron started his head coaching gig at Ole Miss. It’s no secret that Coach O and Ole Miss weren’t the happiest of couples, considering he went 10-25 during his tenure there.
His tumultuous relationship with Ole Miss eventually came to an end following the 2007 season, and, after a few slump-busters in the forms of Tennessee, USC, and the New Orleans Saints, Coach O finally got to make sweet, meaningful love to his dream girl — LSU.
But going steady with LSU was no happy accident. In an interview with ESPN’s Chris Low ahead of LSU’s matchup against Ole Miss this Saturday, Orgeron admitted that he was pining for LSU even back during his Ole Miss days.
Coach O’s lusty admissions here aren’t really all that shocking. Under Les Miles, LSU tore it up while Coach O’s Ole Miss wallowed in expensive, expensive misery (allegedly).
Though Orgeron did admit to Low that the Ole Miss job “was a great opportunity for me” and that “it showed me how to handle things, how not to handle things,” he straight-up ragdolled the Rebels when he revealed the only thing he misses about his time at Oxford during a recent press conference.
“That’s about all I remember.” OH SHIT. Ole Miss is over here juggling the fallout from its past two flings with Houston Nutt and Hugh Freeze (there’s a blue balls joke in there somewhere) and in comes Coach O with the Fatality. You better believe shit’s about to get personal on Saturday..
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