Kneauxing the Enemy 2021
by Bryan Follins
This week’s contest against McNeese State has some intriguing story lines. The quarterback for the Cowboys is graduate student Cody Orgeron, son of Ed Orgeron. His job this Saturday is to make his father feel as uncomfortable as possible. The Cowboy head coach, Frank Wilson, is a former assistant coach at LSU. Wilson was a very good recruiter for the Purple and Gold. His job will be the same as his quarterback. It is Wilson’s first year as head coach at McNeese. Prior to arriving in Lake Charles, he spent four years as head coach at the University of Texas San Antonio. From 2010 to 2015, he was the running backs coach at LSU, and just as importantly, the recruiting coordinator.
McNeese State is a Football Champioship Subdivision (FCS) program. This is a pay-for-play contest for the Purple and Gold, and McNeese is the patsy. In other words, the Cowboys get paid to take a beating for LSU not paying a return visit to their home field.
Last Saturday the Cowboys lost at home, 42-36 to West Florida, a Division ll football program. Orgeron threw for over 300 yards and two touchdowns in the game.
Even though this is a patsy game, last Saturday, West Florida was supposed to be McNeese’s patsy.
LSU should not lose this football game. If they do, the entire football program should seriously consider another line of work, like checkers, burlesque, Lyft drivers, etc.