Let's Set Odds: Who Will Be the Next LSU Coach After Ed Orgeron's Departure?

Could Joe Brady return to LSU as the team's next head coach?
Could Joe Brady return to LSU as the team's next head coach? / Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Ed Orgeron will not return to coach the LSU Tigers in the 2022 season. Just two years after winning the national championship at LSU, Orgeron and the school came to an agreement on a separation after this season. 

The Tigers are just 4-3 this season, but they are 49-17 with Orgeron as the head coach. LSU will now begin the search for the next leader of the program, but it’s going to be hard to envision the team with Coach O saying, “Geaux Tigers” after every interview. 

Who will replace Orgeron at LSU? There aren’t odds at WynnBET Sportsbook, but we are going to set some hypothetical odds here at BetSided for the next Tigers head coach. 

Joe Brady -- Carolina Panthers Offensive Coordinator (+300)

Joe Brady was the mastermind behind the LSU offense that won the national title and led to Joe Burrow being selected No. 1 overall in the 2020 NFL Draft. 

The former LSU coordinator would need some persuading to leave his gig in the NFL, but the Tigers have to ask Brady and make him decline, especially after the talk this offseason of LSU trying to get back to that offensive success. 

Lane Kiffin -- Ole Miss Head Coach (+550)

Kiffin’s big personality and desire to bounce around as a coach make him a perfect candidate for this position. 

Ole Miss has one of the best offenses in the country with Matt Corral at quarterback and Kiffin leading the team, and it could be a dream fit for the Tigers as they try to establish a new offensive identity in the post-Orgeron era. 

Mark Stoops -- Kentucky Head Coach (+700)

Mark Stoops and the Wildcats are 6-1 on the season after this weekend’s loss to Georgia, and he may be in line for something bigger after lifting the Wildcats to national prominence. 

Stoops is just six wins away from passing the great Bear Bryant for the most wins in program history. LSU could do much worse. 

Jimbo Fisher -- Texas A&M Head Coach (+850)

Fisher lost his starting quarterback , Haynes King, early in the season but has still managed to have the Aggies be competitive. They upset No. 1 ranked Alabama and sit at 5-2 on the season. 

LSU would have to fork over a hefty chunk of change to get Fisher to leave College Station, but it’s not impossible. 

Urban Meyer -- Jacksonville Jaguars Head Coach (+900)

You know we had to put Urban Meyer on this list. 

Meyer’s Jaguars picked up their first win of the season in Week 6, but he has been under fire for multiple reasons since taking over. 

If Meyer wants out for the NFL, or if he doesn’t last this season anyway, he’s going to be floated as a candidate for every major coaching job in college football.

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