LSU’s Orgeron had ‘positive’ meeting with AD

LSU coach Ed Orgeron acknowledged on Wednesday that he met with Tigers athletic director Joe Alleva earlier in the week to discuss the issues behind the team’s 3-2 start.

Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda and offensive coordinator Matt Canada were also part of the meeting.

“Laid out everything on the table about which direction we want to go, what’s going on, how we can fix it,” Orgeron said on the SEC coaches teleconference Wednesday. “It’s been a very positive week.”

The Tigers have also had two players-only meetings since Saturday’s loss to Troy. The first followed the loss, and the players met again on Monday after team leaders met with Orgeron. The coach identified one or two players from each position group to meet with, then sent them to address the full team.

Orgeron also said he meets regularly with Alleva.

“Joe and I meet all the time,” Orgeron said. “We said let’s bring in the coordinators. Let’s talk to them and see what’s going on because we feel that we have two very good coordinators. He wanted to know what was going on and what we can do better. We all got on the same page. It was a very positive meeting.

“I think the reason why Joe wanted to do it and I wanted to do it was because we’re not playing well. We wanted to see what we can correct. We wanted to throw everything out on the table and it was very positive.”

LSU travels to Gainesville to take on No. 21 Florida (3-1) on Saturday. The Gators are 3-0 and atop the SEC East, while the Tigers are 0-1 in conference play and in a tie for last place in the West with Arkansas and Ole Miss.

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