Ed Orgeron done with Tigers after 2021 season
Ed Orgeron’s precipitous fall from grace at LSU is finally coming to an end. Well, almost.
Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated reported on Sunday that Orgeron has reached a separation agreement with school officials that will make the 2022 season his last in Baton Rouge. Terms of the deal were reportedly reached before the Tigers’ 49-42 win over the 20th-ranked Florida Gators on Saturday.
Negotiations began last week before UF win.
It’s unprecedented in the sport – coach & school divorcing 21 months after winning it all.
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) October 17, 2021
Orgeron and LSU aren’t even two full seasons removed from winning a national championship with what many deemed one of the best college football teams of all time. But the unprecedented success of that that 2019 Tigers squad—featuring the likes of Joe Burrow, Jamarr Chase, Justin Jefferson, Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Patrick Queen—has since proven short-lived, with LSU going 5-5 last season and sitting at 4-3 this year, with no realistic chance of competing for the SEC title.
Orgeron, 60, took over in Baton Rouge in 2016. Among the most respected defensive coaches in all of football, Orgeron should have plenty of coaching opportunities available once his tenure with LSU officially ends at the conclusion of 2021.