Report: LSU AD Joe Alleva reviews game film with Coach O every week, coaching meeting explained

The LSU Tigers are still trying to find consistency under head coach Ed Orgeron.

Tigers are off to a 4-2 start, but it has been a struggle to get there. LSU lost to Troy at home, was dominated by Mississippi State, and barely did enough to beat Florida by one point.

The Tigers are certainly talented, but the results under Coach O have been underwhelming. Despite injuries to key players, fans in Baton Rouge expect more out of LSU.

Some of Orgeron’s methods and decisions have not looked great, and it was recently reported that LSU AD Joe Alleva has taken to dissecting film with Orgeron on Sundays.

Chris Landry shared the report on the Landry Football Podcast:

“Joe Alleva has taken to going into the office every Sunday and watching film with Ed,” said Landry “And that’s been widely, popularly received by the assistant coaches there…Most athletic directors would never do this because they’re not football people.”

Landry claims he asked legendary coach and current Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez if he would ever have that type of meeting with a head coach, and Alvarez said no. It certainly is an interesting tactic, and Landy believes Alleva’s move “shows lack of respect for the head coach.”

Landry went on to explain that the purpose of last week’s infamous meeting between Coach O, Alleva and both of the team’s two coordinators. According to Landry, the purpose of the meeting was to tell Orgeron to hand over control of the offense and defense to coordinators Matt Canada and Dave Aranda. Although this was part of the initial plan for Coach O and the Tigers, Landry believes Alleve could have handled the meeting much better.

You can hear Landry’s full comments here.

Either way, Orgeron and the Tigers will need to perform better down the stretch to appease the Tigers faithful. LSU will take on Auburn at home this weekend. Saturday’s kickoff is set for 3:30 pm EST on CBS.


Source: Saturday Down South

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