LSU Football: How Did Ed Orgeron & Tigers Get To This Point?

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During the NFL games on Sunday, the LSUfootball program decided it would be the perfect time to announce that they are “separating” from head coach Ed Orgeron.

The Tigers are two years removed from a National Championship, and yet Orgeron and the program are parting ways. How did this situation between the two get to this point? What went wrong in Baton Rouge?

This is being called a separation. However, many know this is just a nice way to tell coach Orgeron he’s fired and have him walk away while keeping his buyout.

Orgeron became the interim head coach of the Tigers in 2016 when the program parted ways with Les Miles. Orgeron finished the 2016 season 6-2 with a bowl win. Orgeron has taken the news of the separation with class.

Coach O continued to gush about his time at LSU and stated he would cherish the memories he made there forever.

That performance was enough for Coach O to land the permanent head coaching position starting in 2017. Orgeron led the program to a perfect season in 2019 with a team that can make an argument about being the best team in college football history.

The last two seasons have been less than a fairytale, with the Tigers being 9-8 in that span. Rumors that Oregon‘s off-field lifestyle has helped the university ease into this decision.

Reports on the situation can have one believe that Orgeron’s attitude changed after leading the team to the National Championship victory in 2019. It seems as if this is the right time for both parties to go their separate ways.

LSU will join the USC Trojans in the search for a head coach this off-season. The job in Baton Rouge will undoubtedly be a sought-after position for many coaches looking for a change in scenery.

Whatever the case may be, Orgeron’s time as the head man in Baton Rouge seen the highest of highs. Can one get one more, Go Tigahs?

LSU Football: Ed Orgeron Won’t Return As Head Coach Next Season
LSU Football: Ed Orgeron Won’t Return As Head Coach Next Season
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