OXFORD, Miss. — For the first time in a decade, Ed Orgeron will try to leave Ole Miss’ Vaught-Hemingway
Stadium a winner.
It didn’t happen very often when Orgeron coached the Rebels from 2005-07 and finished with a 10-25 record before
getting fired. His last win here was Nov. 3, 2007, when Ole Miss beat FCS opponent Northwestern State.
Though this is Orgeron’s first game back as a head coach, but he has made two return trips as an assistant coach.
Both were losses. In 2009, Orgeron was Tennessee’s defensive line coach in a 41-17 Volunteers loss. In 2015, he was
LSU’s defensive line coach in a 38-17 defeat.
To prepare you for kickoff, SEC Country is providing pregame observations from Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Click
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LSU-Ole Miss pregame observations
Kickers Connor Culp and Jack Gonsoulin are both comfortably hitting field goals from 52-yards out in the north end zone.
There is a cross-breeze slightly behind the kicker’s back in that end zone. The south end zone is closed off, so there
might be less range kicking in that direction.
Rashard Lawrence and Arden Key each took a little extra time to get stretched out, which is not unusual for either as
they’ve recovered from injuries this season.
Quarterback Lowell Narcisse did not make the trip. The freshman, who is expected to redshirt, was a surprise addition
to the travel roster for the Florida game. Now that Justin McMillan is being relied upon as LSU’s change-of-pace running
quarterback, it stands to reason Narcisse won’t be traveling the rest of the year.
Watch Ed Orgeron make his return to Vaught-Hemingway