LSU’s Ed Orgeron won’t return in 2022, set to finish 2021 season – .

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LSU’s Ed Orgeron won’t return in 2022, set to finish 2021 season – .


Ed Orgeron will not return as LSU head coach in 2022, the school said on Sunday. Orgeron is expected to complete the 2021 season.
Orgeron, 60, is 49-17 at LSU over more than five seasons, including four appearances in a bowl. The Tigers won the 2019 college football playoff championship led by Heisman Trophy winner quarterback Joe Burrow. Last year, LSU went 5-5 in the pandemic shortened season. He signed up as a first-year defensive lineman for the Tigers in 1979, playing one season before transferring to Northwestern State University.

“At the end of the day, we have very high standards for all of our athletic programs at LSU, and we will be proud of our competitive expectations for the SEC and National Championships year after year,” the director wrote. athletics Scott Woodward in an open letter. “Our past two seasons simply haven’t met those standards, and based on our results on the pitch and our assessment of the potential for immediate future success, it’s time to take a new direction. “

Orgeron released his own statement, saying his return to LSU five years ago “made the dream of a lifetime come true.”

“All I wanted to do when I took on the head coach job in 2016 was build a championship program and make the state of Louisiana proud,” he said. “With the hard work and support of talented players, loyal assistants, dedicated staff and the most passionate fans in college football, this is exactly what we did in 2019.

“I have always understood LSU’s expectations, and these are the same expectations I have for myself and for our staff. I am disappointed that we have not lived up to these expectations over the past two years. “

The Tigers started this season with a loss at UCLA, won their next three games, then fell to Auburn in a crushing 24-19 loss at home in Week 5. It was the first Auburn’s victory at Death Valley since 1999. LSU followed with a 42-21 Loss to Kentucky in Week 6, but rebounded Saturday with a 49-42 victory over Florida.

LSU is expected to pay Orgeron its full buyout, which amounts to more than $ 17 million.

LSU promoted Orgeron to Head Coach in November 2016 after holding the interim position for two months after Les Miles left. Orgeron also served as the head coach at Ole Miss from 2005 to 2007 and at USC as an interim coach in 2013 after replacing Lane Kiffin.

To find out more, follow Athleticism Live updates on the coach change at LSU.

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