Ed Orgeron will be named LSU’s new head coach according to reports.
Houston’s Tom Herman was expected to take the job after Jimbo Fisher apparently turned it down, but reports say Herman called LSU AD Joe Alleva at 5 AM and said he was leaning towards Texas. Alleva made the decision then to move on and avoid a bidding war.
Whether or not this works out for him depends on who Orgeron can attract to become his offensive coordinator. With Orgeron getting somewhere around $3 million a year to coach, there is plenty of money left to bring in a Lane Kiffin or Steve Sarkisian.
Orgeron took over after Les Miles was fired four games into the season. In the time that he’s been in charge of the LSU program, the Tigers have gone 5-2 with losses to Alabama and Florida. In both of those losses the LSU offense looked very bad and reminiscent of Les Miles’ offenses, which is not a good thing.
LSU fans now just need to sit back and wait for Dava Aranda to get promoted with a pay raise and an offensive coordinator hire that could be a splash.