Ed Orgeron being compared to former SEC head coach after LSU loss
Ed Orgeron led the LSU Tigers to a perfect 15-0 record and a national championship in 2019 with QB Joe Burrow winning the Heisman Trophy along the way.
However, in 2020, the Tigers regressed, finishing a disappointing 5-5 on the year. Now, they’re 0-1 in 2021 after losing at UCLA on Saturday night.
Let’s just say the honeymoon is over for Coach O after the 2019 title. In fact, many fans took to Twitter after the loss to compare him to former Auburn coach Gene Chizik, who won the 2010 title with Cam Newton and was fired after going 3-9 in 2012.
Below, you can see some of the myriad responses on Twitter comparing Coach O to the former Auburn coach:
Looking more and more like Joe Burrow and Ed Orgeron are Cam Newton and Gene Chizik 2.0. A quarterback having an all time legendary college football season elevates an otherwise good but not great team to excellence. Mediocrity quickly returns. A coach firing follows.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) September 5, 2021
Seems inevitable. LSU is going to chizik Orgeron this year. https://t.co/SMVYPsi0PP
— U.S. Secretary of Common Sense (@ScottButtram) September 5, 2021
Ed Orgeron is Gene Chizik.
One magical run with an all-time college QB that won the Heisman.
Around .500 the rest of their careers.
Orgeron is a funny character and easy to root for, but he was never a great coach. Carried by an elite OC and legendary QB performance.
— Justin Spiro (@DarkoStateNews) September 5, 2021
LSU's defense remains such a dumpster fire that I genuinely believe Ed Orgeron is on a Gene Chizik-style exit trajectory
— Matt Swartz (@MattSwartz723) September 5, 2021
Someone on this site was the first one I saw to compare Ed orgeron to Gene Chizik. Please come forward to claim my respect
— Nicolás Diaz (@MrNicolasDiaz) September 5, 2021
Everything Bama fans said about Orgeron and LSU was true
He’s Gene Chizik
2019 was a one hit wonder
— Sean Stone (@_sean_stone) September 5, 2021
Getting 2011-12 Gene Chizik vibes from Orgeron. LSU is too damn talented to be this bad and undisciplined on defense.
— Jacob Fleming (@JFleming84) September 5, 2021
Ed Orgeron is Gene Chizik 2.0 confirmed
— Ben Dupree (@BenDupreeJR) September 5, 2021
Poor Gene Chizik. All he’s doing is working for the SEC Network as an analyst and doing a heck of a job at it.
We’ll see if Orgeron can turn things around as the Tigers return home to Baton Rouge this week to host McNeese.