Ed Orgeron Hired As LSU Defensive Line Coach
One day after the news that LSU had found their new defensive coordinator in Kevin Steele, it appears the Tigers will hire Ed Orgeron as defensive line coach.
When news began to leak of Orgeron's hire, LSU SID (sports information director) Michael Bonnette confirmed it via his twitter account.
Orgeron, 53, is a native of LaRose, Louisiana. He has 30 years of coaching experience. Most recently, Orgeron served as the interim head coach at USC in 2013 after Lane Kiffin was fired, leading the Trojans to a 6-2 record during his stint as HC.
Orgeron spent many years as an assistant at various schools, including USC, Syracuse, Miami, Arkansas, Nicholls State, McNeese State and Northwestern State (he played for the Demons from 1981-84). He also served as defensive line coach in 2008 with the New Orleans Saints.
He was hired as the head coach at Ole Miss in 2005, but struggled to find consistency in the SEC. He was let go after the 2007 season.
Orgeron has a strong reputation in recruiting, serving as a recruiting coordinator.
The hiring of Orgeron raises questions about Brick Haley's future. Haley has coached the Tigers defensive line for the last 6 seasons.
According to report from Ross Dellenger of The Advocate, Haley has been reassigned to an off the field role within the program, leading some to speculate Haley may join former LSU defensive coordinator at Texas A&M.