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Team: USC Trojans
Age / DOB:  (53) / 7/27/1961

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Former Ole Miss HC and USC interim coach Ed Orgeron is interested in the Kansas vacancy.
"It’s a Power Five (job)," Orgeron said. "(Mark) Mangino went 12-1 and went to the Orange Bowl. It’s in a great conference. His staff proved that you can do it." The Jayhawks have had four head coaches in the last seven years. The school fired Charlie Weis earlier this week after an ugly home shutout loss to Texas. "It’s a challenging job," Orgeron said. "But most jobs you get, there’s gonna be some things you’re gonna have to fix." Orgeron has a career 16-27 record (10-25 at Ole Miss from 2005-07, and 6-2 as the interim boss at USC last year) and is regarded as one of the game's best recruiters, a trait KU will certainly place near the top of its wish list while choosing Weis' long-term successor. Sep 30 - 9:21 PM

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Former Ole Miss HC and USC interim coach Ed Orgeron turned down the Nicholls State job.

Nicholls State athletic director Rob Bernardi confirmed to CoachingSearch.com that he talked to Orgeron about taking over after Charlie Stubbs resigned as coach on the heels of an 0-3 start. Orgeron declined, citing a "commitment he made to his wife and family for this season," according to CoachingSearch.com. Orgeron's home in Mandeville, La., is very close to the Nicholls State campus. You'll hear his name connected to head coaching jobs this winter; there aren't many better recruiters in the business.
Sep 17 - 9:12 PM

CBS Sports' Bruce Feldman refutes a report that stated Ed Orgeron will likely be Alabama's next DL coach.

"Saw reports saying that Ed Orgeron is expected to join Bama staff.. I am pretty sure that's NOT gonna happen. Never was," Feldman tweeted. Orgeron hoped to draw head coaching consideration after leaving USC following the season, and taking a job as a positional coach, even with Alabama, might not be a step up.
Jan 13 - 10:26 AM

Ed Orgeron will become Alabama's next DL coach "unless they hit a snag," according to a source close to Yahoo! Sports' Rand Getlin.

Nick Saban already added Lane Kiffin to his staff as the school's offensive coordinator, so hiring Orgeron would bring this thing full circle. Nearly every player that works under Orgeron loves him. He is a competitive and hard working coach and widely regarded as one of the best positional coaches out there. He turned down staying at USC to pursue another head coaching opportunity.
Jan 13 - 10:10 AM

USC head coach Steve Sarkisian wants former interim coach Ed Orgeron on his staff.

Orgeron left the program after he was not offered the head coaching job, and he wants to pursue a program where he can earn the same title. "I thought about him again after the game on the ride home," Sarkisian said on the radio. "I think when emotions get settled down, and I know that was an emotional time for Ed and not getting named the head coach when he thought he should have been..." Orgeron has a long history coaching the defensive line.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 09:12:00 AM

CBS Sports' Bruce Feldman reports that Ed Orgeron is not interested in the head coaching vacancy at Arkansas State.

Orgeron probably feels as though he deserves another shot as a head coach under the bright lights of a BCS stadium. That may be the case, but big schools will be reticent to give him another chance after Orgeron face planted at Ole Miss several years ago. Orgeron may never stop paying for the sins of his past, but he should have elite-paying assistant gigs as a recruiting ace available to him in perpetuity.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 06:29:00 PM

USC beat writer Scott Wolf reports Ed Orgeron has applied for FAU's head coaching vacancy.

That was quick. Orgeron informed players he was resigning from USC after the school hired Steve Sarkisian as their head coach. The excellent recruiter obviously wants a head coaching gig somewhere.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 04:57:00 PM

USC interim head coach Ed Orgeron has resigned following Steve Sarkisian's hire as the full-time head coach, according to Heather Brittany.

Orgeron met with the team and told them he would resign from the school, "despite being offered more money and an Assistant HC position," according to Brittany. We are a bit surprised, since Orgeron did such a fantastic job after Lane Kiffin was fired, but he obviously wants a head coaching gig. USC likely did their best to keep the beloved coach.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 03:27:00 PM

USC alums and NFL Hall-of-Famers Marcus Allen, Ronnie Lott, Anthony Munoz and Ron Yary all pledged support to interim head coach Ed Orgeron.

"From the depths of despair, from a program that was flat-lining, he has made a tremendous turnaround," Allen said. Lott said Orgeron should "not only got to be considered, but he should be very high on the list." Orgeron's fan base is increasing by the week, but it won't matter if he can't make a believer out of USC athletic director Pat Haden.
Source: LA Times
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 10:51:00 PM

Former USC head coach Lane Kiffin believes the school should hire Ed Orgeron on a full-time basis.

Kiffin was asked who should be USC's next coach, "that's easy," Kiffin said. "It should be Ed Orgeron -- How can you even possibly think of anybody else." The school's locker room seems to agree, as they have praised Orgeron with every available opportunity.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 02:35:00 PM