The chatter is already bubbling.
Stunned by LSU's loss to Troy in Tiger Stadium on Saturday night, fans took to social media and radio waves to express outrage that Orgeron's squad could suffer the team's first loss in program history to a Sun Belt team.
As some background for the inevitable arguments at your office's water cooler next week...
Orgeron will make $3.5 million per year as part of a five-year contract. His Year 1 buyout is $12 million.
Former coach Les Miles, fired Sept. 25, 2016, made $4.3 million per year, and the school owes him a buyout of more than $9 million — paid in monthly installments over six years. The program saved $800,000 with Orgeron's salary, funds the school used on coordinators Dave Aranda and Matt Canada. The duo is set to make a combined $3.3 million this year, believed to be more than any other coordinator duo in college football.
Orgeron's buyout drops every subsequent year of the contract. It slips to $8.5 million in 2018, $6 million in 2019, $4.5 million in 2020 and just $1 million for the final year.
"It's not about pointing fingers," Orgeron said after the game. "Looking in the mirror and getting better. I took the blame the first time. I'll do it again."