Ed Orgeron gives John Bel Edwards honorary LSU national championship ring: ‘We are thankful’

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron on Friday gave Gov. John Bel Edwards an honorary national championship ring as Louisiana continues to fight against the spread of coronavirus.

Orgeron posted a photo to Twitter early Friday morning thanking Edwards for ‘all he’s done.’

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“Honored to give the Governor a National Championship ring,” Orgeron wrote. “We are thankful for all he has done for Louisiana and The Tigers!”

A few hours later, Edwards replied to Orgeron’s post on Twitter, thanking Orgeron for the gesture.

“Thanks, @Coach_EdOrgeron! There is no doubt that 2020 has been turbulent, but one bright spot that the people of Louisiana and I take comfort in is the @LSUfootball Tigers winning the National Championship,” Edwards wrote, signing the tweet off with the hashtag #GeauxTigers.

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump said during a White House news briefing that LSU coach Ed Orgeron spoke to him on the phone about playing college football this fall.

Trump did not say when the call occurred or the details within it, but the conversation focused on a mutual interest in continuing to play while college football’s conferences weigh postponing fall sports because of concerns with the coronavirus pandemic.

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