Although this development comes less than 24 hours after the Tigers upset Florida 49-42 at Tiger Stadium, Dellenger reports the move has been in the works since last week’s loss to Kentucky. Orgeron is expected to receive all of its $ 17 million buyout, says Bruce Feldman de l’Athletic.
Orgeron has led LSU for the past five full seasons after being promoted from his interim coaching position in 2016. Although he built an undefeated LSU squad that won the 2019 national title in one of the most dominant seasons in the history of sport. , the schedule has shrunk considerably since leaving the field after winning the college football playoffs in New Orleans.
LSU is 9-8 (7-6 SEC) since that championship win with a 2-3 record against opponents of Power Five this season. Overall it’s 49-17 (30-14 SEC) since 2016 when Orgeron took over as interim coach when LSU sacked Les Miles four games in the season.
After that 2016 season, the Tigers tried unsuccessfully to hire Jimbo Fisher and Tom Herman. This created momentum behind hiring Orgeron full-time after leading LSU to a 6-2 (4-2 SEC) mark in all eight games he has coached.
The Tigers were 9-4, 10-3 in his first two full seasons at the helm before it all came together for LSU. Orgeron realized he needed to modernize his offense with quarterback Joe Burrow at the helm, so he hired Joe Brady as his passing coordinator. Combined with the hiring of Dave Aranda as defensive coordinator, LSU reached the first undefeated 15-0 season in college football history in 2019.