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Team: LSU Tigers
Age / DOB:  (55) / 7/27/1961

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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. Nov 26 - 12:59 PM

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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.
Nov 26 - 8:45 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
Nov 5 - 10:07 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.
Oct 13 - 5:54 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.
Oct 3 - 11:47 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
Sep 26 - 8:43 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.
Mar 6 - 12:54 PM

According to the Los Angeles Daily News, LSU DL coach Ed Orgeron likely won't join the USC coaching staff.

Per the Daily News, Orgeron and USC HC Clay Helton had a cordial conversation, but said talk likely won't be leading Orgeron to jump from LSU to the West Coast. There could still be a bit of acrimony after USC dismissed Coach O following a 6-2 record as interim head coach in 2013. Of course, the subsequent move's already gone down in infamy--the Trojans opted for Steve Sarkisian after the 2013 campaign. Sarkisian's currently suing USC for unlawful termination after he was abruptly jettisoned early in the 2015 season.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 06:17:00 PM

LSU DL coach Ed Orgeron said that if Syracuse contacts him about their open head coaching vacancy, "there would be obvious interest on [his] part."

Syracuse fired HC Scott Shafer on Monday and rumors are swirling around LSU HC's Les Miles' future, so it makes sense that Orgeron's keeping his eyes open. He served as DL coach for the Orange under HC Paul Pasqualoni from 1995 to 1997. Syracuse held a superb 27-10 record over that stretch. Said Coach O, "There's a great tradition there. I think if you get the right mindset and the right people, then it's a fantastic job." While he indicated that the school hadn't contacted him as of yet, the interest is there for his half of the equation.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 05:43:00 PM

LSU has hired Ed Orgeron as their new DL coach.

Orgeron joins Kevin Steele's staff, who just moved from Alabama's linebackers coach to become LSU's defensive coordinator. The former interim head coach at USC is known for his fiery temperament that some players fall in love with. We thought LSU's defense took a huge step back last season.
Wed, Jan 14, 2015 01:33:00 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 09:21:00 PM

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.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 09:12:00 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.
Mon, Jan 13, 2014 10:26:00 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.
Mon, Jan 13, 2014 10:10:00 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