Ed Orgeron, born on 27th July 1961, is a world-renowned American football coach and was the head coach at LSU (Louisiana State University). He has huge experience in college coaching because he has worked with the University of Mississippi, McNeese State University, and the University of Southern California. During his school and college times, he was also a football player.
He is the son of Cornelia and Edward Orgeron and a brother of Steve. The renowned quarterback has played for New Orleans, Atlanta Falcons, and Michigan Panthers. Ed Orgeron was part of his high school team who won the state championship in 1977. After joining the University, he then joined the LSU football team.
He was hired as a graduate assistant for the Northwestern State University team in the year 1984, following in 1985, he joined the McNeese State University in Lake Charles as a coach. He is one of the best coaches, as his record speaks for him.
In 1998, Paul Hackett was the new head coach of the University of Southern California, where Ed was offered a defensive coaching position. In 2000 Paul was fired from his position as a head coach. At that time, Ed was one of the few coaches who was retained by the new head coach Pete Carroll.
Why was the LSU coach actually fired?
One of the reports from Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger says that the sixth-year Tigers coach has come to the end of the agreement with the school just after two seasons where they won against the top college football teams of all time by 15-0.
Orgeron is technically not fired by LSU, but both have made their separation by an agreement. After the 2019 championship with a 5-5 record and also by the performance of the Tigers in 2021 was not that up to the mark because scoring 3-3 over the Gators in Baton Rouge is not good. The 2021 year was not good for the Orgeron, but the win over the Gators will protect his job for at least a week.
According to the sources, Orgeron just lost track of who he was and how good his coaching was because of 2019’s championship season. His divorce from his wife, Kelly, was also one of the distractions since they were both together for the past 23 years. In 2020, the photos of Orgeron was also gone viral sleeping with a woman in bed.
Though he was single, it affected his coaching profession because he did not go for coaching till the matter flew. When Woodward told Orgeron that they were paying what was left from the contract, he told that at what time they wanted him to leave and by what door. 17.1 million dollars were left in his contract, which was later given to him.
What Is LSU Coach Doing Now?
Ed Orgeron also announced that he is done with LSU as a coach and is looking forward to it. The Tigers also sent him out after quarterback Max Johnson scored the winning points with 20 seconds left. He finished with three touchdowns and 306 yards, and Jenkins had two touchdowns with 169 yards.
After the game, Orgeron spoke to the media about his plans and confirmed that he was leaving LSU coaching and heading to Destin with his girlfriend. He further wishes the new head coach good luck and said he will always be an LSU fan. In 2019 defeating the team by 51-20, they won the championship. In that season, The Tigers were perfect. They also defeated Clemson by 42-25 and registered a win.
After 2019, they started degrading, and after a few, the school and Orgeron decided to part ways. After that, the school was searching for a new head coach that could replace Ed Orgeron, and they came up with Brian Kelly, who is currently the new head coach of LSU. On Saturday, Down South Podcast, Paul said that Orgeron was trying to be part of ESPN, but there has been no response from ESPN.
According to the report, he was starting his career in an analyst role to analyze the player, teams, and their strategies. There are also rumors that he will remain in his coaching profession. So whatever Orgeron does will surely have a lot of attention from the people.