Ed Orgeron is officially on his way out of leadership for the LSU football program, the school said in a release put out Sunday night by Athletics Director Scott Woodward.

“Even when faced with this difficult news, he still wants what is best for the Tigers, above all else,” Woodward wrote in the letter. “… For that dedication, and for the greatest team in college football history in 2019, and for 5 years of relentless effort on behalf of the LSU Tigers, we are forever grateful to Coach O.”

Woodward also wrote that the last 2 seasons have simply not met the standards for SEC and national championships.

“Based on our on-field results and our evaluation of the potential for future immediate success, it is time for a new direction,” Woodward wrote.