Following half a season as the Tigers’ interim head coach, LSU hired Ed Orgeron to be its full-time coach ahead of the 2017 season.
Ed Orgeron took over the Ole Miss football program beginning in 2005 and led the Rebels through three disappointing seasons while serving as head coach. He was 3-8 in his first season in Oxford, the program’s worst record since the 1987 season. His offense finished the ’05 season 111th out of 117 teams in total offense, and despite a slew of changes to the offensive coaching staff in the offseason his Rebels finished the 2006 season once again ranked 111th in total offense.
Ole Miss was 4-8 in 2006, and fans in Oxford began to grow impatient with Orgeron. His Rebels hit rock-bottom in 2007, finishing the season 3-9 and an even-more disappointing 0-8 in SEC play. It was Ole Miss’ first winless season in conference play since 1982, and Orgeron was fired following the season and replaced with Houston Nutt. His final record at Ole Miss was just 10-25, including an abysmal 3-21 record against SEC opponents.