Ed Orgeron: Why Leaving lSU, Retiring, Girlfriends, Why Fired

Ed James Orgeron Jr. is an American football coach. He was most recently the head football coach at Louisiana State University, a position he held from midway through the 2016 season until the 2021 season.

Ed Orgeron: Why Leaving lSU, Retiring, Girlfriends, Why Fired

Why leaving ISU:

Orgeron and the university said Sunday that he will step aside after the season, an announcement that came less than 24 hours after the Tigers upset No. 20 Florida to improve to 4-3. As part of the agreement, LSU will pay Orgeron the remaining $16.95 million left on his contract.

Orgeron, who grew up in nearby Larose rooting for the Tigers, said he’ll always appreciate his six seasons as head coach for them.

Retiring:

Orgeron said he will stay on as head coach for as long as the season lasts, even if that means participating in a bowl game.

“We’re going to finish,” he said. “We’re not going to blink. I’m going to be right there with them. That’s the reason, Scott and I mutually agreed, that I’m going to finish with this team.”

Girlfriends:

Ed Orgeron: Why Leaving lSU, Retiring, Girlfriends, Why Fired

Orgeron filed for divorce from his wife back on February 26. The petition stated that he and wife Kelly “have lived separate and apart without reconciliation since that date.”

Matt Trent also reported that Orgeron had “girlfriends” at LSU practice that would interfere when the children of those women would take part in drills.

Biographical details
Born July 27, 1961 (age 60)
Larose, Louisiana
Playing career
1979 LSU
1980–1983 Northwestern State
Position(s) Defensive lineman

Why fired:

Orgeron’s comments of support for former President Donald Trump — whom his Black players believed espoused racist ideologies and theories — contributed to him losing his team. So too did his lack of support for players’ demonstrations against racial inequality and injustice prior to the start of the 2020 season.

LSU football coach Ed Orgeron will not return in 2022, two people with knowledge of the situation confirmed to the Lafayette Daily Advertiser, part of the USA TODAY network, on Sunday.

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