College football saw an extensive turn on the coaching carousel this offseason and while there will is some minor tinkering to be done, the dizzying carousel is about to stop and one man who we presumed would have no trouble landing a job, Ed Oregeron, is still unemployed
According to Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples, the man who guided the USC Trojans to a 6-2 record as the intermin coach after Lane Kiffin was fired will be back.
“Make no mistake, Orgeron does not intend to sit out for long. “Oh, I’m going to coach again,” he said. “I’m keeping my options open. I’ve had several inquiries.”
Many believed Orgeron should have been handed the job with USC after the work he did for the Trojans, which included an upset win over No. 4 Stanford and a win in the Las Vagas Bowl over. No. 20 Fresno State, but that job went to Steve Sarkisian which prompted Orgeron to seek opportunities elsewhere.
The opportunities to be a head coach were not the best fits as Texas, Louisville, Penn State and Vanderbilt, among others looked elsewhere, but Oregeron could find himself more opportunities after 2014 when many openings will be presented.
College football is better with the Orgeron we saw at USC.