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Orgeron: "I think it means more."

Tigers playing for championship at home
Posted at 11:07 PM, Jan 02, 2020

LSU football has three national championships. One thing they all have in common, they were all won in New Orleans.

LSU will have a chance to make it four titles when the Tigers play Clemson. (BTW, if the Tigers vs. Tigers thing is confusing, try Bayou Bengals vs. Upstate Tigers.)

In 1958, LSU beat Clemson 7-0 in the Sugar Bowl played at Tulane's field.

In 2003, LSU Oklahoma 21-14 in the Sugar Bowl played at the Superdome.

In 2007, LSU beat Ohio State 38-24 in the BCS National Championship in a game played at the Superdome.

In 2019, LSU faces Clemson in the College Football National Championship in a game played at the Superdome.

See a pattern?

It's a strikingly unique patter in one sense, and more sensible in another when you look at bowl tie ins, geography and the way championships were awarded before the BCS, and now CFP.

Still, it's a rare occurrence and special opportunity for LSU.

"I think it means more. All the families will be in the stadium. The ride will be special. When we get into the dome it will be an all-time high and these guys understand that," said coach Ed Orgeron Thursday as LSU returned to practice. "Most of these guys grew up wanting to play in the dome for a state championship."