SEC Championship Football

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow and LSU coach Ed Orgeron celebrate after winning the Southeastern Conference championship game 37-10 against Georgia on Dec. 7, 2019, in Atlanta.

Ed Orgeron is no stranger to ticking clocks counting down for an hour, but this week it'll be a bit different.

LSU's head football coach will be featured on the season-opener of "60 Minutes" this Sunday, according to a social media post from the show's official account.

The episode will kick off the weekly news program's 53rd season, and can be seen live Sunday at 6:30 (CST) on CBS. The episode will also feature a segment on former national security advisor and retired Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, and another diving into mail-in voting.

"Gravel-voiced and Louisiana Cajun tough, Ed Orgeron got the head coach football job at LSU a few years ago and ran with it," reads the episode's description.

"Now the Tigers are the national college champions, but can Coach O call the right plays to win in a pandemic?"

Orgeron still hasn't coached a game since his team's 2019 championship victory at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome due to schedule changes prompted by the novel coronavirus. The Tigers have seen multiple players opt out for the 2020 season due to the pandemic, though a pair -- Neil Farrell and Nelson Jenkins -- have decided to play after initially choosing to opt out.

Star wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase and defensive lineman Tyler Shelvin were the first two Tigers players to announce they'd skip the season due to coronavirus. Chase, a New Orleans native, officially declared this week for the 2021 NFL draft.

Orgeron made headlines this week with his statement that "most" of LSU's players had already caught coronavirus.

"Hopefully they won't catch it again, and hopefully they're not out for games," he said.

Multiple conferences have also announced they'd skip the season, though the Big Ten announced Wednesday they planned to reverse course and play after all.

LSU's original schedule would have them three games into the season by the time this episode airs on Sept. 20. The Southeastern Conference opted to play an all-conference schedule, which has the Tigers set to kick off their season on Sept. 26 in Baton Rouge against Mississippi State.

Orgeron is a native of Larose and initially signed with LSU before transferring to Northwestern State for his college career. He's served as an assistant coach for a handful of college programs, as well as a short stint with the New Orleans Saints, before signing on at LSU. Orgeron took the head coaching reins on an interim basis after the firing of Les Miles in 2016 and was hired on a full-time after the season.

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