Ed Orgeron

Head Coach, LSU Tigers

Ed Orgeron coached the Ole Miss Rebels for three seasons, failing to win more than four games in any of those seasons. His final record against SEC opponents was 3-21, including an 0-8 mark in his final season in 2007.

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.


Coaching History Team Years
Interim Head Coach USC Trojans 2013
Recruiting Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach USC Trojans 2010-2013
Assistant Head Coach/Recruiting Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach Tennessee Volunteers 2009
Defensive Line Coach New Orleans Saints 2008
Head Coach Ole Miss Rebels 2005-1007
Assistant Head Coach/Recruiting Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach USC Trojans 1998-2004
Defensive Line Coach Syracuse Orangemen 1995-1997
Linebackers Coach Nicholls St. Colonels 1983-1987
Defensive Line Coach Miami Hurricanes 1988-1992
Assistant Strength Coach Arkansas Razorbacks 1986-1987
Graduate Assistant McNeese St. Cowboys 1985
Graduate Assistant Northwestern St. Demons 1984

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Dec 31, 2016; Orlando , FL, USA;  LSU Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron claps before an NCAA football game against the Louisville Cardinals in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
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Dec 31, 2016; Orlando , FL, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Danny Etling (16) against the Louisville Cardinals during the second half at Camping World Stadium. LSU Tigers defeated the Louisville Cardinals 29-9. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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Oct 1, 2016; Baton Rouge, LA, USA;  LSU Tigers interim head coach Ed Orgeron celebrates after a touchdown against the Missouri Tigers during the fourth quarter of a game at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
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Oct 10, 2015; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Quinten Dormady (12) before the game between the Georgia Bulldogs and Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports
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Dec 31, 2016; Orlando , FL, USA; LSU Tigers safety John Battle (26) and linebacker Duke Riley (4) during the first quarter against the Louisville Cardinals at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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Nov 28, 2015; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers defensive back Donte Jackson (1) celebrates a turnover against the Texas A&M Aggies in the first quarter at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports
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Dec 29, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver D.J. Chark (82) is congratulated by tight end Colin Jeter (81) andoffensive tackle Vadal Alexander (74) after scoring a touchdown against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the second quarter at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports
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Nov 5, 2016; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron reacts during the third quarter of a game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Tiger Stadium. Alabama defeated LSU 10-0. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
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