LSU and ESPN officials are reportedly not happy with a segment that aired during the BYU game in which Clemson’s Dabo Swinney and Baylor’s Matt Rhule did their best impressions of head coach Ed Orgeron.


After the segment was aired, game commentators Brock Huard and Bob Wischusen added their impressions as well. Even sideline reporter Allison Williams did a live impression of Orgeron during the game as Coach O stood a just a few steps away.


During Wednesday's episode of the "Ed Orgeron Radio Show," coach was asked about the segment and said he's "proud to be Cajun. All I'm going to say."

Well said, Coach.



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They went overboard. Doin a bio of Coach O and having players do it is funny. But asking all these coaches to do it along with the segment during byu game was disrespectful imo
Reply49 months
I thought the coaches doing it was pretty funny, but the commentators and the chick reporter were kind of mean- spirited and I see why LSU wouldn't like it. The guy who took out his pocket square was acting like a retard.
Reply49 months
I was listening to the pregame show on radio yesterday and thought they were running a comedy bit with someone impersonating O. Turned out it was the real O. He is funnier than any of his lame impersonators.
Reply49 months
Does ESPN do this for other coaches? This is a football game not SNL.
Reply49 months
Good God. We on these board complain about how sensitive the world has gotten and when it's targeted on one of our own we act like the whiny snowflakes. It was funny and an indicator of respect and that coach has made the big-time.
Reply49 months
The sideline reporter was funny. I wasn't impressed by anyone else.
Reply49 months
I thought it was funny as hell...I do have to say however, that if these impressions were done of a black or Hispanic guy, there would be mass protests. Hats off to ESPN and LSU for showing their disapproval just like they would for any other ethnic group.
Reply49 months
Same, I thought it was funny. But without question, this proves a double standard, and not the one most people believe exists.
49 months
As long as it is not a put down, there is no bad publicity. Let's not be snowflakes and take this in the spirit in which it was meant. I think O was fine with it. I understand some were not as flattering as others but if anyone looked bad, it wasn't LSU or Coach Orgeron.
Reply49 months
It might just be me, but I did not think there was nothing, at all, wrong with it. People get offended too easy.. Jesus! I think people actually like the way he talks, for the most part. His voice is unique, when people hear him for the first time, it's what catches their attention right away. Stop being softies.
Reply49 months
The same network that says we need to respect and honor a man becoming a woman, thinks it's ok to make fun of how a man speaks.
Reply49 months
It wasn't offensive, however, it was terribly unprofessional and immature.
Reply49 months
This.
49 months
You know, it's a hypothetical here... but if the grid went down in the US, Orgeron is the only one of all those people imitating him, that could actually survive based on his outdoor knowledge. All the hacks and coaches and reporters would be dying of starvation when they ran out of cocktail shrimp in their fridge. O would be netting buckets full of shrimp, catching barrels of specks, and eating like a true Cajun king. Let them imitate or "mock" him all they want, but when the cards fall he has the last laugh.
Reply49 months
A country boy can survive!
49 months
I'm glad I wasn't the only one who felt that was real disrespectful. Coach O will get the last laugh when LSU is hoisting the National Championship in Year one. If they wont give him respect, then he'll take it!
Reply49 months
Geaux ahead on, Mouche! I like your thinking!
49 months
"The only people offended by anything here are the people who are offended that this doesn't offend anyone" WPSportsman tigerdroppings.com quote that on ESPN..Bitch
Reply49 months
The sideline reporter doing the impression not once but twice right behind the coach put it over the top. It was like they were trying to get his attention in the middle of the game.
Reply49 months
she killed it though.
49 months
The cajun accent is very endearing and unique. I dont know why but for my whole life i have heard bad impressions of the accent. Its sad that the authentic accent is dying. So many people move South of I-10 and develop a fake one which I find ridiculous. I was raised in NLA so my speech sounds redneck but when people learn I am from LA they immediately call me a cajun. I have plenty of cajun ancestors but I do not identify as a cajun. I did find the piece to be in bad taste. Showing a few peers doing an impersonation is fine, they know O. All the ESPN retards doing one was wrong.
Reply49 months
There a way too many panties twisted over this. Orgeron handled it beautifully. Move on. This has the potential to be great publicity by the time it is all over (see the mullet by "the man" at OSU).
Reply49 months
Lighten up Frances
Reply49 months
Here's the part where I fake being angry so i can blend in
Reply49 months
I don't think it was over his accent as much as it was the tone of his voice and what he says.
Reply49 months
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