Coach Ed Orgeron was once on top of the college football world at LSU. In 2019, behind quarterback sensation Joe Burrow, he led the Tigers to an undefeated record and a national championship. From there, things unraveled. Sure, he had to navigate a Covid pandemic but he was a .500 coach the following two seasons in Baton Rouge. LSU fans and boosters would not have that any longer.
The good news for coach O was that he still had 17 million guaranteed dollars left on his contract. And the school was more than happy to stroke him a check and let him go. Coach O was also more than happy to accept the money and walk out the door.
He was immediately replaced by Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly to the tune of a ten year, nine-figure guaranteed contract. Kelly’s tenure has not got off to a great start. Rumors state he has a rocky relationship with some in his locker room. There was the fake southern accent he used at a press conference. Speaking of press conferences, Kelly chided a reporter for being “late.” The reporter was reportedly three minutes early but Kelly had already started his presser. The reporter in question snapped back that they would start arriving “on time” when he started winning. Speaking of winning, it’s only been one game, but the LSU program was embarrassed by a season-opening loss to FSU.
Meanwhile, Coach O is making the rounds on the speaking tour and loving every minute of his multi-millionaire lifestyle.