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#pounditFriday, January 22, 2021

Ed Orgeron named full-time head coach at LSU

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Ed Orgeron has impressed LSU enough that the university decided to remove the interim tag and name him the full-time head coach of the Tigers.

LSU announced at a press conference Saturday that Orgeron has been hired as LSU’s full-time coach.

The Tigers were reportedly in discussions with Houston’s Tom Herman, but sources told Dellenger that Herman informed LSU officials early Saturday morning that he is leaning toward taking the head coaching job at Texas. Charlie Strong was formally fired by the Longhorns on Saturday.

Orgeron has led LSU to a 5-2 record since taking over for Les Miles. The two losses came against No. 1-ranked Alabama and No. 23 Florida by a combined total of 16 points. LSU was impressive in a 54-39 road win over Texas A&M on Thanksgiving Day.

When Orgeron first took over as head coach, he made the decision to fire offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. Dellenger reports that Orgeron is expected to pursue hiring Alabama OC Lane Kiffin, who was Orgeron’s boss at USC.

If you want to know how LSU’s players feel about Orgeron sticking around, this video should give you a good idea. It’s unclear if Orgeron was LSU’s second choice behind Herman, but either way the decision should draw a positive reaction from most.

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