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LSU head coach Ed Orgeron addressed the media Monday for his weekly press conference and talk about the response he received from the recruits who were on hand for the win over Florida Saturday night.

Q. Pregame and during the game it was a who's who of recruiting. What does that game and environment done? Since all this attention, what is the recruiting like in the office?

ED ORGERON: First of all, having ESPN Gameday here, playing the Florida Gators, a team that all of us are recruiting the same guys, but the biggest thing that I thought was the difference and helped us in recruiting is you can tell them about Death Valley on Saturday night, but a lot of them’s first time in Tiger Stadium.

A lot of our recruits stayed overnight. My office was busy yesterday morning from 9 till about 6 p.m. with recruits rolling in and out of there, some of them unofficial, two of them on official visits.

To a man and to a parent, they said, Coach, we have never seen nothing like that. We've been around a lot of schools. We have never seen a crowd and atmosphere like we saw last night. What a fantastic job by our fans.

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Swampcat52 months
79 USC game was unbelievable! I’ve been to Georgia 03 ; Fla 97; and many many more, but to this day they do not compare. I was 17.
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OchoDedos52 months
My first game was Notre Dame 71, I've never forgotten how that stadium shook. Same with USC. I feel bad for guys that weren't around to experience that.
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tigeramongpigs52 months
Was that the 28-8 game? It was absolutely awesome.
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elcid52 months
I was 9 years old and there for USC with my dad. USC had themost loaded College team of all time and they all still are in awe of Tiger Stadium to this day. Whagt a night!
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lsu13lsu52 months
This is what Nick Saban is always harping on about the fans and especially the student section has a job to do. Great job fans. It was amazing on TV too. Any kid who watched that game is now an LSU recruit...I guarantee it. It was one of the most watched ESPN games in years.
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Homesick Tiger52 months
That brown whiskey does wonders.
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thanksjhester52 months
you can smell it on the field
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alatxtgr52 months
Only thing to make the experience a little more Awe Inspiring... Mike the Tiger in the cage parked next to the Florida tunnel exit to the field... Man O Man ... Dreams of ancient past....
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km52 months
Wait...we have a real Tiger?
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CDawson52 months
But it might make Mike feel bad to go to the game. It's not fair that he has to go if he would rather lay in the shade. SJW's ruin everything.
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here_I_am52 months
Texas has a long horn steer on the field, CU has that buffalo they run out, OU has a wagon. Why can't we put MIke next to visitor locker, maybe have a cheer leader bang on the cage. Oh, and don't feed him for a day or so beforehand
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Larry Gooseman52 months
Unfortunately that atmosphere only happens for night SEC games
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lsusince6052 months
You obviously weren't at the 03 UGA game ;-)
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little billy52 months
Ohio State in 1987 was an epic day game. Stadium was rocking.
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koLSU8652 months
That’s not true. There have been plenty of 2:30 games that have been pretty fricking loud. If it’s a top 10 matchup that places will be rocking regardless of the time.
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beantown52 months
Who wouldn’t want to play for the tigers after seeing that night
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themunch52 months
Great game by the team and fans. Totally awesome.
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drdoct52 months
It was great to FINALLY get UF at home after Aleva screwed us. It would be nice to say this is the norm, but rarely do the stars align like they did on this game. Most home games are like LSU vs Carolina tech at least that's how it felt with our UF inbalance over the last 3 yrs.
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Russianblue52 months
so true though. the stars do kinda have to align on these recruiting visits. night game, good LSU team, good visiting team, amped crowd...and a win to cap it off. it's interesting but i think our annual Florida or other early October games are often some of the biggest for recruiting. the decent weather doesn't hurt either.
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LSUMANINVA52 months
More 3-star decommits incoming.
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Fightin Okra52 months
Yep. Making room for the 4* and 5*
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LSUMANINVA52 months
Okra, glad you articulated what I was implying. I can only guess that all the downvoting were due to a misunderstanding.
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50407Tiger52 months
Underrated fact: That was LSU Homecoming game. Glad to see such a great environment on such a great night.
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