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#pounditThursday, December 9, 2021

Report: Ed Orgeron to receive contract extension from LSU

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LSU is rewarding football coach Ed Orgeron for a strong 2018 season.

According to Amie Just of NOLA.com, Orgeron will receive a contract extension from the school, with terms still being finalized.

Orgeron’s current deal runs through 2021, and pays him $3.5 million per year as a base salary. It may be that the coach is in line for a significant pay raise following LSU’s 10-3 season, as eight of Orgeron’s SEC counterparts make more money than he does.

Before the 2018 season started, oddsmakers weren’t confident that Orgeron would see the year out. Instead, he won 10 games, made a New Year’s Six bowl, and guided the Tigers to their best season since 2013. All of those factors probably mean that Orgeron has earned a rise in pay and some extra security.

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