College football insider gives more details on why Ed Orgeron is out at LSU

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

There’s now more info out on why LSU and Ed Orgeron are parting ways and it’s sure to turn plenty of heads out there. 

Come next season, major changes are coming for LSU. In case you missed it on Sunday, news broke that head coach Ed Orgeron and the university have agreed to part ways after the 2021 season. That’s right, Orgeron won’t be back next fall.

Following the win over Florida in Saturday, LSU is now 4-3 on the season. However, those three losses are concerning. Per college football insider Pete Thamel, Orgeron has lost the locker room and a move simply had to be made here.

Ed Orgeron wanted out just as much as LSU wanted him gone

This really is quite the report from Thamel. Per his source, the coaches are tired of him and so are the players. This is pretty surprising to see, as Orgeron just helped win the Tigers win the National Championship in 2019.

With that said, Orgeron is 9-8 since that title win over Clemson and Dabo Swinney. The usual excitement surrounding the program is nowhere close to where it needs to be. Fans have grown increasingly frustrated with the team’s showing each weekend. That’s on Orgeron.

This offseason, the school will have quite the task in trying to replace Orgeron, but there’s simply no denying that the LSU job is one of the most coveted coaching gigs in the country. There are going to be plenty of folks ready to head to Baton Rouge to lead this team.

Meanwhile, for Orgeron, he said he’s likely to take the next season off as he lets his $17 million buyout come through so he won’t be itching for a paycheck. That could change depending on what openings are around the country, in particular, if the Miami job opens.

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