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Bengals star Joe Burrow reacts to Ed Orgeron stepping down as LSU’s coach after season

Bengals, Joe Burrow, Ed Orgeron, LSU

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow was caught a bit off guard by the report that his former coach at LSU, Ed Orgeron, will pack his bags at the end of the season.

Burrow starred for LSU from 2018 to 2019, with Orgeron handing him the keys and giving him pretty much a free reign to run the squad. His impressive showing earned him a bunch of accolades, including the Heisman Trophy and the CFP national title. The Bengals selected him as the no. 1 overall pick last year.

After the Bengals’ huge win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Burrow said he will forever be grateful for how Orgeron catapulted his career but admitted he’s saddened by the development (via Sports Illustrated).

“That is disappointing to me. He is really a man that gave me an opportunity when nobody else really would. I wouldn’t be here without Coach O, and I’m forever indebted to him as a person, and as a player. Our relationship will continue for the rest of our lives. I love the man, I love the coach, um, you know they haven’t been winning as many games as they would like, but we did just win a national championship two years ago. That is disappointing, I love Coach O, and everyone over there. I hope he is able to find a place where he feels like he is welcomed.”

Orgeron, who became LSU’s tactician in 2016, has struggled with the team this season, currently holding a 4-3 record.

Burrow and the Bengals, meanwhile, are doing pretty good with a 4-2 record. They will next face the Baltimore Ravens next Sunday.