College football coaches don’t sleep a lot. They wake up early to get into the office to start gameplanning and watching film, spend their day in meetings with the rest of their staff and at practice, and then wrap up the evening with recruiting and more film. This can often translate into a 16-plus hour workday which means they need some added boosts of energy.
This usually mean coaches turn to one of two things. There’s coffee, the classic, that plenty swear by and the coffee machine in football offices is almost constantly running, trying to keep up with the needs of the staff. Then there are energy drinks, which often live in the office fridge, filled to the top by the case. The thing is, coaches aren’t exactly masters of moderation when it comes to their consumption of either coffee or energy drinks, as evidenced by an interview Dan Le Batard did with LSU coach Ed Orgeron on Wednesday.