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President Trump called LSU Coach Ed Orgeron after Peach Bowl win

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Posted at 9:05 PM, Dec 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-31 22:06:09-05

LSU football coach Ed Orgeron received an unexpected surprise on Monday from President Donald Trump.

Orgeron had just returned from Atlanta after the Peach Bowl when one of his staff members told him the President was on the phone, according to The Advocate.

Coach O thought his call was from the President of LSU, but it was from the White House.

While a record of the phone call doesn't exist, Coach Orgeron spoke of the phone call during a teleconference on Tuesday morning, saying he was "honored" to receive a call from President Trump and calling him "very pleasant to talk to." Trump "wished us good luck in the game."

The Tigers take on Clemson on January 13 at 7 p.m.

Read The Advocate's full story here.