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Team: LSU Tigers
Age / DOB:  (56) / 7/27/1961

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Bleacher Report's David Kenyon lists LSU as one of the schools that needs to close strong in their recruiting class.
LSU certainly has a quality class right now, ranking 13th in Bleacher Report's ranking. Kenyon notes that not finishing strong, however, means losing key targets to other schools. "Patrick Surtain Jr., a 5-star cornerback and the highest-rated uncommitted player, has several finalists but is considering Alabama. Receiver JaMarr Chase, a 4-star recruit, visited Auburn in mid-January, and 4-star athlete Mario Goodrich went to Georgia," Kenyon writes. "Plus, the coaches are also working to sign committed 4-star safety Kelvin Joseph and add 4-star quarterback James Foster." LSU will be one of the key schools to follow over the coming days -- especially on Wednesday. Feb 5 - 5:31 PM

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SEC Country's Nick Suss assigned the LSU coaching staff an "F" grade for their performance in Saturday's loss to Mississippi State.

Of particular damage to the report card of HC Ed Orgeron and staff was that the Tigers were excessively penalized in the contest, something that has been a consistent issue for the team. They entered action on Saturday having been penalized 21 times in just two games. They bumped that to an even 30 with nine more penalties (for 112 yards) versus the Bulldogs, with Suss noting that "[m]ore than half of those either negated touchdowns, ended LSU drives or extended Mississippi State drives."
Source: SEC Country
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 01:03:00 PM

LSU HC Ed Orgeron announced that he will not divulge suspensions or discipline this season.

"Here's the deal," Orgeron said. "I didn't want to announce any suspension -- if they are. I didn't want to give BYU a competitive advantage. That's just the reason why." Orgeron indicated that any player he's disciplined will not travel with the team to New Orleans for the opener against BYU on Saturday at the Superdome. In April, backup OT Adrian Magee was arrested on one count of felony simple burglary.
Source: ESPN
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 12:26:00 PM

Due to the disastrous flooding in the Houston area caused by Hurricane Harvey, LSU and BYU are incredibly unlikely to play their opener in NRG Stadium.

There are several alternate options being batted around now that NRG Stadium is off the table. Those include Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Nissan Stadium in Nashville and the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. ESPN -- who is set to broadcast the game on Saturday night -- has contacted all three of those stadiums regarding a possible move. The Superdome in New Orleans could also potentially host the two teams. BYU and LSU are committed to playing the game this weekend regardless of where they end up playing it.
Mon, Aug 28, 2017 01:52:00 PM

LSU has closed practices to the media until Aug. 21.

This takes Tennessee's request of not reporting on players' injuries to the next level. Three weeks of camp are unavailable to the media. "The decision to close camp centered around the lack of periods of individual drills, the coach said, and the installation of the team's new offense," beat writer Ross Dellenger stated. Top prospect Arden Key will likely miss that entire period.
Mon, Jul 31, 2017 10:08:00 AM

LSU and UTSA will square off in the first week of the 2020 season.

This will be the first time that the Tigers and Roadrunners will face each other. The game is scheduled for September 5, 2020. With this opener set, LSU's non-conference slate for that campaign is now locked in. In addition to UTSA, they will face off with Texas, Rice and Nicholls State.
Sun, Jul 2, 2017 12:20:00 PM

Belhaven head football coach Hal Mumme said he has turned LSU coach Ed Orgeron into the NCAA for keeping programs from participating in camps at other Louisiana schools.

Ah, coaching beef. Mumme believes Orgeron is pressuring those other programs from participating in camps at Tulane and Southeastern Louisiana. "Camp blocking" in its simplest terms. "I think the NCAA needs to go in there and look at that. I don’t see how a public figure at an SEC school can basically extort people into not using their facilities for the public good," Mumme said.
Thu, Jun 15, 2017 11:15:00 AM

LSU HC Ed Orgeron's five-year contract will pay him $3.5 million per season.

Orgeron's contract is expected to be approved by the LSU Board of Supervisors this coming Friday. Said contract will be packed to the gills with incentives which could total up to $1.575 million. That is considerably more than the $850,000 in incentives installed in former HC Les Miles' contract. Orgeron's contract also contains a $12 million buyout for 2017. The Tigers, by the by, will be paying off Miles' $9 million buyout for the next six years.
Sat, Mar 11, 2017 03:43:00 PM

LSU hired Ed Orgeron as head coach.

The Tigers removed Coach O's interim tag following the Thanksgiving win over Texas A&M. Orgeron went 5-2 as the interim coach after replacing longtime coach Les Miles. His ascension to the permanent post is a surprising turn after LSU had appeared to narrow its sites on Houston's Tom Herman and Florida State's Jimbo Fisher. Orgeron, however, rallied due to the strong start that galvanized support from both the team and also its rabid fan base. We'll see if Orgeron has learned new tricks since going 10-25 between 2005-2007 at Ole Miss. He went 6-2 at USC as a post-Lane Kiffin interim coach during the 2013 season. According to FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman, Orgeron's presentation to LSU AD Joe Alleva included a plan to poach Alabama OC Lane Kiffin, one of his good friends, for LSU's offensive coordinating gig. Stay tuned.
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 12:59:00 PM

Football Scoop reports LSU will hire Ed Orgeron as the school's permanent head coach, removing the interim label.

The report was confirmed by beat writer Ross Dellenger. A press conference is scheduled for 1:00 ET. It has been a long road for Ed Orgeron since the 2013 season, when he took over as USC's interim head coach. Many advocated for the passionate defensive line coach to be hired full-time, but that did not work out. He joined Les Miles' staff at LSU in 2015 and took over as interim head coach after Miles' firing. LSU played their final game of the regular season on Thursday in a win over Texas A&M, bringing their record to 7-4. Orgeron has full-time head coaching experience in the SEC with Ole Miss in 2005-2007, but the Tigers will obviously look different next year with so many players moving on to the NFL. Tom Herman's name was frequently mentioned with the LSU opening.
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 08:45:00 AM

Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman suggests LSU interim head coach Ed Orgeron "could lock up" the full-time job with a 3-1 finish.

"There had been some speculation that he would need to win out to have any hope of landing his dream job, but I'm told that's not the case," Feldman writes. Orgeron has won three straight since taking over as head coach and faces a difficult task on Saturday against No. 1 Alabama. Orgeron finished strong at USC a few years ago as well, to the tune of a 6-2 record. If we are to accept this report, and more importantly LSU possibly keeping their word, Orgeron and LSU must then beat Arkansas, Florida and Texas A&M.
Source: Fox Sports
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 10:07:00 AM

The postponed LSU-Florida football game has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 19 at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge.

The contest, originally scheduled to take place in Gainseville last Saturday, was postponed due to Hurricane Matthew. SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey announced the change. As part of it, LSU has agreed to play the 2017 Florida-LSU game in Gainesville. LSU will return to Gainesville in 2018 as previously scheduled. The Gators and Tigers both would have been ineligible to compete for the SEC title this season had the game not been rescheduled. To facilitate it, LSU bought out South Alabama and Florida bought out Presbyterian for games that had been scheduled to go down on November 19.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 05:54:00 PM

LSU broke a school record against SEC opponents after recording over 630 yards of offense in the school's game against Missouri.

This comes less than a week after firing Les Miles and Cam Cameron, and LSU did not have Leonard Fournette on offense. The record had not been broken since 1987. Two LSU running backs produced over 100 yards along with three touchdowns apiece. LSU faces Florida next.
Mon, Oct 3, 2016 11:47:00 AM

LSU has turned to DL coach Ed Orgeron to fill the interim head coach duties.

After opening the season with a record of 2-2 with National Championship hype heading into the year, LSU made big changes. Steve Ensminger will serve as offensive coordinator. Orgeron is no stranger to interim head coaching titles, as he took over for a fired Lane Kiffin for USC and lobbied to keep the job, but the Trojans elected to go with Steve Sarkisian. If we can use narratives, Orgeron is known as a players' coach and motivator. LSU faces Missouri and Florida in the coming weeks.
Source: Fox Sports
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 08:43:00 AM

The New Orleans Times-Picayune's Jim Kleinpeter reports that LSU DL coach Ed Orgeron will be named recruiting coordinator.

Kleinpeter's report doesn't specify whether Orgeron will be shifting over to recruiting coordinator full-time or taking that role in addition to his duties coaching the defensive line. In November, he expressed interest in the open head coaching gig at Syracuse, but that was ultimately filled by Dino Babers. Orgeron has a reputation as a fantastic recruiter and LSU's move to use him in that capacity makes all the sense in the world.
Sun, Mar 6, 2016 12:54:00 PM