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LSU's Ed Orgeron said he was going to celebrate the national championship by eating a ham sandwich, going home, and beginning recruiting

Submitted by Tech Insider on January 14, 2020 - 12:39pm

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  • Ed Orgeron helped LSU complete a perfect season on Monday by winning the college football national championship over Clemson.
  • After the game, Orgeron told ESPN's Scott Van Pelt that he and his family were going to get a ham sandwich and go to bed, saying they don't like to go out.
  • Orgeron also said it wouldn't be long until he hit the recruiting circuit again, saying he would make calls Monday night and hit the road on Friday.
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After winning the college football national championship, 42-25 over Clemson, Louisiana State head coach Ed Orgeron didn't have big plans for his celebration.

Speaking to ESPN's Scott Van Pelt, Orgeron, one of college football's most colorful characters, laid out what his night and coming days would look like.

"I got Kelly and my three boys with me. We'll probably go get a ham sandwich or maybe some boudin or something, go to bed, wake up tomorrow and do it again," Orgeron said.

When Van Pelt pressed Orgeron on whether he was going to party in New Orleans, Orgeron shut it down, saying he and his family don't like to go out.

"We're just simple folks," he said. "We love our life. I love my family. My personal time with them is just, we don't go out, we don't do things like that. We represent the state of Louisiana, so we're excited."

Orgeron also said he doesn't plan to enjoy Monday's win for long — he plans to hit the recruiting circuit soon.

"I'm starting to recruit. I can't wait. I'm going to be on the phone tonight. There's a dead period, but Friday morning, I'll be on the road recruiting, bringing in the next great crop of players to the LSU Tigers."

Orgeron is now 40-9, having accomplished a perfect season with the Tigers and one of the best seasons in college football history. LSU's success this season should help them recruit some of the best talent in the country, vaulting them into the atmosphere of the top programs in the country.

Of course, Orgeron and the Tiger are poised to lose quarterback Joe Burrow to the NFL this season, so from the sounds of it, Orgeron won't be celebrating the 2019 season too long before getting back to work.

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