WATCH: Coach O Reading ‘Cajun Night Before Christmas’ Is the Most Louisiana Thing Ever

by Samantha Whidden
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On Friday (December 24th), LSU’s now-former head coach Ed Orgeron took to Facebook to read the festive book Cajun Night Before Christmas and… it’s the most Louisiana thing ever.

According to Amazon, Cajun Night Before Christmas is set in a Louisiana bayou and told in a Cajun dialect. The book is a rendition of the classic ’Twas the Night Before Christmas. The book is claimed to be part of Louisiana’s holiday traditions since it was first published more than forty-five years ago. Coach O declared in his post, “Merry Christmas to all, til I saw you some mo!”

The Louisiana coach previously announced earlier in the season that he was officially retiring and received a $17 million buyout. He told reports that he does not have any plans to coach in 2022. “I want to take a little time off,” he declared at the time. “I’m 60 years old. I’ve coached for 37 years. I want to take a little time off to find out what direction I want to be in.”

Coach O’s overall head coaching record is 67-47. His Bowl game record is 4-1 and the tournament record is 2-0. Meanwhile, LSU is currently searching for its next head coach. In which, Coach O has stated, “Whoever the next coach is, I wish him all the luck in the world. I’ll always be an LSU fan.”

Ed Orgeron Will Not Be Coaching Louisiana in the Upcoming Texas Bowl 

LSU is set to play against Kansas State on January 4th during the Texas Bowl game. However, the Lousiana team is going to be without Coach O, as he recently stated he will not be on the sidelines for the upcoming game. 

According to USA Today, Orgeron finished his last season with the Louisiana team 6-6 overall and 3-5 SEC. It was noted that the decision for Coach O to not coach the team during the Texas Bowl was apparently mutual between him, athletic director Scott Woodward and the LSU administration. 

While speaking about his departure from Louisiana, Coach O told reporters in November, “I told the guys I wish them luck. I’m not gonna sit here and ache when there’s another guy coming in the be the head coach this week or the week after that. I’m not gonna do that.”

The now-former Louisiana coach also explained, “This is my team and as soon as they got a new head coach, I was gonna go.”

Offensive line coach, Brad Davis, will be LSU’s interim coach during the Texas Bowl. Davis previously coached with Arkansas before making his way to Louisiana in June 2021. Coach O spoke about Davis taking over. “I hope they go to a great bowl. I know that Brad Davis is going to do a great job.”

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