Ed Orgeron is not going to return as head coach of the LSU Tigers in 2022, regardless of main the workforce to a victory within the School Soccer Playoff Nationwide Championship in 2020.
According to Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated, Orgeron and LSU have reached a separation settlement that may see him keep on because the workforce’s coach for the rest of the 2021 season and depart following its conclusion.
Orgeron, 60, was named the interim head coach at LSU in September 2016 following the firing of Les Miles. He was named the full-time coach after the workforce received 5 of its subsequent seven video games. Below Orgeron, LSU received three of 4 bowl sport appearances in addition to a nationwide championship.
Whereas Orgeron has a 49-17 document because the Tigers head coach, the workforce is simply 9-8 since its championship victory and 4-3 thus far in 2021. According to Dellenger, the choice to half methods with Orgeron runs deeper than the workforce’s disappointing 2020 and 2021 seasons. He described a “strained relationship between coach and administration” that has “warped into an untenable scenario, mistrust and outbursts.”
The information of the separation settlement got here lower than 24 hours after LSU earned an upset, 49-42, victory over No. 20 Florida.
Orgeron beforehand served as head coach at Ole Miss from 2005 to 2007 and was the interim head coach at USC in 2013. He joined LSU as a line of defense coach in 2015.