Report: LSU hires Ed Orgeron as next head coach
Ed Orgeron will be LSU’s next head coach, according to The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger. A 1:00 p.m. ET press conference is schedule to make it official.
BREAKING: Ed Orgeron has agreed to be #LSU's new football coach, multiple sources tell The Advocate.
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) November 26, 2016
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Orgeron took over as the interim head coach when LSU fired Les Miles in late September, and the Tigers finished 5-2 under Orgeron’s leadership, with the two losses coming to Alabama and Florida.
LSU has looked like a drastically different team under Orgeron’s leadership, especially offensively. In fact, the Tigers’ top three rushing games in school history have come over the last six weeks, thanks to running backs Leonard Fournette and Derrius Guice.
3 top rushing games in LSU history have come over last 6 weeks:
Fournette (284 vs. MISS)
Guice (271 & counting vs. TAMU)
Guice (252 vs. ARK)
— Saturday Down South (@SDS) November 25, 2016
Orgeron brings a lot of energy to a program that certainly needs it, and first on the to-do list will be hiring a top-notch offensive coordinator who can score points and develop quarterbacks. Reports have indicated that Orgeron plans to target Alabama OC Lane Kiffin, as the two have worked together over the course of their careers.
Orgeron was hired as LSU’s defensive line coach for the 2015 season, and he continued in that role until Sept. 26, when the Tigers fired Les Miles. Orgeron was promoted to interim head coach immediately thereafter.
With previous stops at Ole Miss and Tennessee, Orgeron no doubt knows the SEC well.
And he finally has his dream job at LSU.