Ed Orgeron out at LSU: CFB fans, media react to huge news out of Baton Rouge
Ed Oregon and LSU separating less than 2 years after winning a national championship was not a huge surprise for college football fans and media. But the timing to come on Sunday morning after being worked out in recent days was a surprise to many across college football.
After a 5-5 record in 2020, the Tigers are 4-3 in 2021, but as reports suggest, the agreement was worked out before the Florida game, so even beating the Gators didn’t change the story of his future after all.
Here is a sampling of the reaction from fans and media:
— Alex Byington (@_AlexByington) October 17, 2021
I’ll be the first on the Orgeron to @CuseFootball train… let’s go!!! Come home Coach O
— Rh. (@Gumby_cuse) October 17, 2021
Dan Mullen’s winning % at UF: .733
Ed Orgeron’s winning % at LSU: .742
LSU just fired a coach with a national title after a win with a better record than Mullen. Wonder if that adds a bit of pressure.
— Tyler Nettuno (@TylerNettuno) October 17, 2021
A source familiar with the situation at LSU: “It’s one of those things where no one wanted to be there anymore. The players didn’t want to play for him, the coaches didn’t want to coach for him.”
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) October 17, 2021
If LSU really fired Ed Orgeron this close to a national championship after beating Florida with a not great LSU team who in their right mind would want this job?
I guess Louisiana is a good fit for Rolovich though… timing does seem interesting pic.twitter.com/RUFeeLC0Nu
— Rob Himself (@CardShark_) October 17, 2021
Mike the Tiger solemnly opening the door and gesturing half-heartedly for Ed Orgeron to leave as his eyes fill with tears.
“Gwon nah…git outta hee, ya biggole Coach O…” https://t.co/WDyUbHaSDp
— Matt Scalici (@MattScalici) October 17, 2021
BREAKING Ed Orgeron will NOT be brought back as LSU’s head coach after this season but will finish the year, per sources, as @RossDellenger first reported … Orgeron led LSU to the 2019 national title but is being let go 21 months later. The Tigers (4-3) beat No. 20 UF Sat.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) October 17, 2021
I said before the season started that Coach O would be out at LSU by the end of the 2022 season. I was wrong. It was a year earlier. https://t.co/w5OtKAMr4Q
— Alec Busse (@alec_busse) October 17, 2021
He shkulda stood up for his players during the whole BLM movement. Also, the players beat Florida cuz they really really dislike Florida. Not cuz of coach O https://t.co/JrHC1Oxx82
— ⚜985⚜ (@Callme_Snoop) October 17, 2021