Ed Orgeron and ‘The Cajun Way’: How Louisiana son’s long road brought LSU back to better days 

A wooden sign rested against a pillar in the Larose Civic Center pavilion, nestled behind a decorative shrimp boat at the entrance of the French Food Festival.

Hundreds of people were under the pavilion. Some line-danced as the onstage band played “Louisiana Saturday Night.” Others waited for the blue lights of the beer booth to flicker on, signaling a discount for cold suds. Cuts of cardboard covered wooden tables, soaking up the grease from shrimp po-boys and the splotches of gumbo that spilled from Styrofoam cups.

Passersby stooped to read the handwritten poetry on the wooden sign, titled “The Cajun Way”:

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