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LSU head coach Ed Orgeron on the field with his players before kickoff against Mississippi State, Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field in Starkville, Ms.

After news that LSU and head football coach Ed Orgeron will part ways at the end of the 2021 season, Orgeron and LSU Athletic Director Scott Woodward will hold a live press conference Sunday at 7 p.m. to answer questions about the dismissal. 

Orgeron will finish out the 2021 season but will not return in 2022, multiple sources with knowledge of the situation confirmed to The Advocate. Negotiations began before LSU's 49-42 upset win Saturday over Florida, as first reported by Sports Illustrated.

The decision comes less than two years after Orgeron led the Tigers to a national championship. Orgeron's record is currently 49-17 at LSU.

LSU has agreed to pay Orgeron $16.949 million over 18 installments to buy him out of his contract, according to an agreement released by the university. 

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Fans and national observers had mixed reactions about the separation as some maintained their support for the 5-year coach while his critics emphasized mistakes and allegations of improper conduct. 

Cincinnati Bengals quaterback Joe Burrow, the former LSU star that helped lead to the 2019 team to the national championship win, said the decision was "diasppointing."

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