Syracuse is the most recent FBS school to be looking for a new football coach. They might find that coach in the SEC.

LSU┬ádefensive line coach Ed Orgeron told The Post-Standard that he’s definitely intrigued by the thought of coaching the Orange. Orgeron was the defensive line coach at Syracuse from 1995-97, when Syracuse went 27-10 and won two Big East titles with Donovan McNabb at quarterback.

“First of all, my days at Syracuse were fantastic,” Orgeron said during a telephone conversation. “I learned a lot under Coach (Paul) Pasqualoni. I know Coach (Dick) MacPherson and a lot of ex-players and a lot of players who are there now.

“I have a lot of respect for Syracuse. Great private school, great education, great tradition. So, obviously, my interest would be very high. I’d be highly interested in getting that job. I think it would be a wonderful opportunity to go back there.”

Syracuse fired head coach Scott Shafer on Monday. Shafer had gone 13-15 in three seasons.

Orgeron was the head coach at Ole Miss from 2005-07, posting a 10-25 record. He was also Southern Cal’s interim head coach in 2013, going 6-2. Many of the USC players wanted him to get the permanent job, but instead the school hired Steve Sarkisian, who was fired earlier this year after several alcohol-related incidents.

Orgeron, a Louisiana native, doesn’t believe he’d have a problem fitting in as the head coach of a school in the northeast.

“Look, man, I’ve recruited Miami and New York and Los Angeles,” he said. “And they accepted me in every place. So I’ve had no problems with that. I’m here with Les Miles, who’s one of the winningest coaches in LSU history. And he came down from Michigan. So I’m sure there were people who felt the same way when he got to town.”

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