Orgeron says Bama game not about enhancing his job status

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BATON ROUGE, LA - SEPTEMBER 05: Defensive line coach Ed Orgeron of the LSU Tigers watches action prior to a game against the McNeese State Cowboys at Tiger Stadium on September 5, 2015 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said the November 5th game against Alabama in Baton Rouge is not about him turning his interim tag, into a permanent one. Orgeron spoke Tuesday to the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation quarterback club at the Cannery.

Alabama has won the last five meetings against LSU. The Tigers last win in the series was 9-6 in overtime in Tuscaloosa in the 2011 regular season.  Orgeron was asked by someone in the crowd if LSU had the depth to compete against Alabama?

Orgeron succeeded Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin as the head coach at USC after Kiffin was fired early in the 2013 season. He says he and Kiffin keep in constant touch, "just not over the next two weeks."

"He is going to try and fool us with formations," said Orgeron of Kiffin. "But it will come down to running the footballk, explosive plays, quarterback runs. He is a very good player caller."

Alabama vs LSU will kickoff at 7 pm for national TV November 5th.