A man who wears a purple shirt for a living shouldn’t make fun of someone else’s clothes. Unfortunately, LSU head coach Ed Orgeron couldn’t help himself when he got into a spat with a UCLA fan before Saturday’s game. Now, UCLA is trolling him on social media.
Ed Orgeron was walking into the Rose Bowl when a Bruins fan yelled out that his team would “lock your gates.” The LA Times explained the meaning behind that. In 2013, Orgeron was interim coach at USC, the Bruins’ crosstown rivals. Before the teams played that season, Orgeron guaranteed a Trojan win.
“Come Saturday night, we’re gonna let those little boys from across town into our stadium and we’re gonna lock the gates,” he told fans at a rally. But they lost, and Orgeron didn’t get the job. He landed in LSU and led them to a National Championship in 2019. Though, he still seems a bit salty.
“Bring your ass on in your sissy, little blue shirt,” he yelled back at the heckler. Not a good look, coach. Especially since the guy wasn’t wearing a blue shirt. He told the LA Times that he was wearing a black shirt with the Jordan logo in Bruins blue.
Regardless, LSU lost Saturday 37-28. UCLA fans trolled Orgeron after the upset, and now the team is getting in on the dogpile.
The Bruins’ Twitter account changed its header on Monday to a picture of a blue shirt. It reads “Sissy Blue” with the U in the school’s signature font. In case anyone missed it, the team called it out.
However, this isn’t the team’s first response. The team coupled the video of Orgeron’s shirt comment with clips from Bruins players dancing in the locker room after the win. To add a little Cajun spice to the troll, UCLA captioned the video “Geaux Bruins.”
Ed Orgeron, LSU Didn’t Have a Chance
What has to hurt worse, though, is that Saturday’s game was never close. Ed Orgeron and the Tigers were ranked No. 16 heading into the team’s season opener. But they didn’t look like it.
UCLA head coach Chip Kelly was ready for the Tigers. The unranked Bruins rumbled to the win, rushing for 221 yards to LSU’s 48, Sports Illustrated pointed out.
Now, the Tigers return home for their match-up against McNeese State. It’s a game the team should win without much effort. But UCLA exposed a lot of weaknesses in the Tigers defense. LSU plays in the toughest conference in college football — the SEC. Expect other teams to try to exploit those holes when they meet up later this season.
The 2-0 Bruins, with their little blue jerseys, might now be the favorites to win the PAC-12 conference, Sports Illustrated said. The team will have a week off before its Sept. 18 showdown with Fresno State in Los Angeles.