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LSU Interim Football Coach Ed Orgeron Profile (2016)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Larose, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-09-30

Duration: 00:07:10

Subjects: Orgeron, Ed, 1961- | Football coaches | Sports | LSU Tigers (Football team) | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.)


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Alleva, Joe Speaker
  • Orgeron, Ed Speaker
  • Curole, Windell Interviewee
  • Gisclair, Tommy Interviewee
  • Bouzigard, Scott Interviewee
  • Gros, Kevin Interviewee


This segment from the September 30, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s profile of LSU Interim Football Coach Ed Orgeron. Orgeron, a native of Larose, Louisiana, was a member of the 1977 state champion football team at South Lafourche High School along with former New Orleans Saints quarterback Bobby Hebert. This segment includes footage from a press conference with LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva introducing Orgeron as the interim head coach. Whinham also travels to Larose and interviews Orgeron’s long-time friends Windell Curole, Tommy Gisclair, Scott Bouzigard, and Kevin Gros. They discuss: the 1977 state champion football team; their pride in Coach Orgeron; and their expectations for his first game as LSU’s head coach. Whinham, Curole, Gisclair, and Bouzigard also recreate the game-winning play from the 1977 state championship game.