Ed Orgeron had already gained the approval of LSU's brass — now he's got Louisiana's governor in his corner.
In a statement released about the Tigers' decision to lift the interim tag and name Orgeron the permanent head coach, Gov. John Bel Edwards said it was an obvious choice.
Ed Orgeron sped west down Interstate 12 toward Baton Rouge, blaring loud music and shouting …
"A Louisiana native from Lafourche Parish, Coach Orgeron was born to coach at LSU," Edwards said in a statement. "His passion for this state and this university was on display in every game that he coached, and I know that he has the support of this team as he takes on this permanent role."
Take the word “interim” off Ed Orgeron’s title, tear it up into little pieces and cast it on…
Orgeron led LSU to a 5-2 record after taking over for Les Miles in Week 5. Florida State's Jimbo Fisher and Houston's Tom Herman — who is slated for the Texas job — were pursued as candidates before LSU settled on Orgeron.
"I look forward to great things as we begin a new chapter in LSU's history," Edwards said in the statement. "Donna and I congratulate him, his wife, Kelly, and their entire family as they begin this new journey. Geaux Tigers!"
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LSU defensive line coach Ed Orgeron has to be excited to be the Tigers' new defensive line coach -- at least judging by his cell phone's voicemail recording.ESPN 104.5 FM called Orgeron on Wednesday during the show "Culotta & The Prince." Here's the recording of what callers hear when they give Orgeron a shout, the call goes to voicemail.
Ed Orgeron walked into T.J. Ribs on Wednesday night using the front door — far away from that back door Les Miles used to slip through each week.
Ed Orgeron’s mind is full of regrets from his time as Ole Miss’ head coach. They’re as plentiful as the Monster energy drinks — he’s off Red Bull — that LSU’s interim head coach consumes on an hourly basis.
Sandra Bullock opens the door and in steps Ed Orgeron, sporting an Ole Miss pin on his lapel.
The defensive line meeting room inside LSU’s football operations building is an upscale college classroom.
New LSU defensive line coach Ed Orgeron has only been on the job for a few months, but it sounds like the Tigers have already latched onto the fiery assistant.
From the moment he was asked to take over as interim coach for the LSU football team Sunday afternoon, Ed Orgeron hit the ground running.
Ed Orgeron’s first assignment after being introduced as LSU’s new defensive line coach on Jan. 14 was an important one.
Ed Orgeron’s transformation since he led the Ole Miss program in the mid-2000s has been well-publicized.
Tiger Stadium was literally sparkling.
Across America on Sunday, dads received doubtless heartfelt but ultimately forgettable gifts.