Ed Orgeron releases letter after announcement he won't return as LSU head coach in 2022
LSU officially announced Sunday evening that Ed Orgeron will not return as the university’s head football coach in 2022. Orgeron won a national championship with the Tigers in 2019 but will see his tenure end after a disappointing run of results since then.
After athletics director Scott Woodward’s letter announcing the decision, Orgeron released a letter of his own on social media.
“All I wanted to do when I accepted the position as (LSU) head coach in 2016 was to build a championship program and make the state of Louisiana proud,” he wrote. “With the hard work and support of talented players, loyal assistants, dedicated staff, and the most passionate fans in college football, we did just that in 2019.
“I have always understood the expectations at LSU, and they are the same expectations I have for myself and our staff,” he wrote. “I am disappointed that we have not met these expectations over the past two years.”
He then expressed his gratitude to the Tigers community and vowed to help the program finish the year strong.
“Thank you to the entire LSU family to coach one of the greatest college football teams of all-time,” Orgeron wrote. “I’ll continue to fight, as will our team, throughout the rest of the season.”
A Letter from Ed Orgeron pic.twitter.com/eDzbLgBb5V
— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) October 17, 2021