The addition of Broyles Award victor Joe Brady to the staff from the New Orleans Saints was a game-changer, and a program-changer, for LSU.
At Monday night's College Football Payoff national championship game, a seat was reserved in the Superdome press box in her honor.
Quarterback Burrow finished 31 of 49 for 463 yards and five touchdowns as well as running one in himself to help his side to a 42-25 win over Clemson and, in the process, cap a remarkable individual season.
Burrow, 23, broke the single-season record for the NCAA's top-tier Football Bowl Subdivision by throwing 60 touchdown passes.
A crucial moment took place in the third quarter when James Skalski was given a targeting penalty, and ejected from the game with LSU up just 28-25.
"This is what I wanted to do from the time I was 5 years old, was hoist this trophy, and bringing it back to Louisiana", Burrow said, catching himself. It's just going to - we're going to be fine.
According to Michael Casagrande, a reporter with AL.com, officers told LSU players and coaches smoking cigars in the locker room following the college football National Championship that anyone smoking a cigar is "subject to arrest".
But soon he seemed to stall, finishing the game with only 18 of 37 for 234 yards. It was Lawrence's only loss in 26 starts.