Shaquille O’Neal comes home to support LSU in Ed Orgeron’s final home game
Ed Orgeron and the LSU Tigers headed to Saturday night’s matchup against the Texas A&M Aggies in Baton Rouge with the goal of becoming bowl eligible with a win over their SEC rivals. And among those cheering for LSU to pull a win in its final game of the regular season is no other than NBA legend and basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal.
Shaq wasn’t that hard to spot in the middle of a crowd of college students at LSU Tiger Stadium, so ESPN got to him to ask how things are for the former Tigers star himself.
“Baton Rouge is where I got all my superpowers from."
Shaq is on the sideline for Ed Orgeron's last game in Death Valley. pic.twitter.com/EwREzIVr53
— ESPN (@espn) November 28, 2021
It’s been a very disappointing season for LSU, one that has led to a mutual decision by the Tigers and Orgeron to split ways with the team by the end of the season. But a win against the Aggies could get him one more chance to coach in a bowl game.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen,” Orgeron said. “I want to leave here and make sure everybody’s clear that when I do leave that I did the upmost I could for the LSU Tigers.
LSU has appeared in four bowl games under Orgeron and won three after he took over Les Miles in 2016.