After getting fired from Ole Miss, Ed Orgeron scalds Rebels, Oxford in new book
Before Ed Orgeron became the head coach at LSU in 2016, he had previous stints leading Ole Miss and USC. His time with the Rebels came from 2005-07, marking the first time that he was a college head coach.
And it didn’t go too well. Ole Miss went 10-25 during Orgeron’s three seasons at the helm, and his tenure came to an end when the Rebels fired him on Nov. 24, 2007.
Recently, Orgeron detailed what it was like when he found out his time at Ole Miss was over in “Flip the Script,” a new book by Bruce Feldman of The Athletic and FOX Sports. Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com shared some excerpts on Twitter, including a quote from Orgeron on the day he was fired by the Rebels:
“That night we all actually danced around in our living room together,” Orgeron said. “We were getting out of there!”
Orgeron has gone on to have much more success in his second stint as a head coach in the SEC. He’s gone 42-11 at LSU, which included going 15-0 and winning the national championship with the Tigers in the 2019 season.
Ole Miss also had better results after Orgeron’s firing, as it went 9-4 in each of its first two seasons under Houston Nutt.
Perhaps the partnership between Orgeron and the Rebels just wasn’t a great fit, as evidenced by what’s happened since it came to an end.