LSU-Ole Miss: Pregame observations from Vaught-Hemingway Stadium

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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 here for SEC Country’s score predictions, and click here for information on how to follow the LSU-Ole Miss game on TV and online.

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

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