As expected, part of the post-title plans for LSU will include a trip to the White House.
Friday, it has been confirmed, LSU will be in the presence of the POTUS yet again as the football team will be feted at a White House ceremony. It’s unclear if fast food will be a part of the festivities this time around. Or wads of cash for that matter.
LSU will be the fourth national champion football team to visit the White House with President Trump in the Oval Office. Clemson visited following their 2016 (HERE) and 2018 (HERE) titles, while Nick Saban‘s 2017 Alabama national title team visited the White House in April of last year.
In addition to the White House trip, the university confirmed Wednesday night that “[t]he LSU football team will celebrate its college football national championship on Saturday, January 18, with an on-campus parade that will culminate with a celebration inside the Maravich Assembly Center.” The celebration had originally been planned to be held outside of Tiger Stadium. However, the weather forecast forced a move indoors.
From the school’s release:
In the event of severe weather, the parade will be cancelled, but the celebration will still take place at noon inside the Maravich Assembly Center. Seating inside the Maravich Assembly Center is general admission. Fans will enter the Maravich Assembly Center through the two ramps on the south side of the PMAC. Floor seating will be reserved for guests of LSU football and the university.
The parade will include all members of LSU’s national championship football team, including Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow, along with head coach Ed Orgeron and the coaching staff. Others participating in the parade include the Golden Band from Tigerland, the LSU cheerleaders, former LSU football players and dignitaries.
The celebration inside the Maravich Center will include the presentation of the national championship trophy by College Football Playoff Executive Director Bill Hancock, along with remarks from Governor John Bel Edwards, Mayor Sharron Weston Broome, Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey, Interim LSU President Tom Galligan and Board of Supervisors Chair Mary Werner.
Orgeron, the national coach of the year, will address the crowd along with Burrow and other team captains.