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Panama City, FL – LSU, Orgeron make split official

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RED STICK – (Press release via LSU Athletics) LSU and head football coach Ed Orgeron will separate at the end of the 2021 season, athletics director Scott Woodward announced on Sunday.

Orgeron, who is in his sixth season as head coach of the Tigers, will coach for the remainder of the 2021 calendar. Since leading LSU to the 2019 national title, Orgeron and the Tigers are 9-8. , including a 4-3 record in 2021. Last year, LSU was 5-5, the school’s first non-winning season since 1999.

“We have very high standards for all of our athletic programs at LSU, and we will be proud of our competitive expectations for the SEC and National Championships year after year,” said Woodward. “Our last two seasons just haven’t reached that standard, and based on our results on the pitch and our assessment of the potential for immediate future success, it’s time to take a new direction.”

Since becoming head coach of the Tigers for four games in the 2016 season, Orgeron has led LSU at 49-17, with 20 of those wins against top 25-ranked teams. LSU has beaten 13 top-ranked teams. 10 under Orgeron. , the second greatest coach in the history of the school.

Orgeron is the fourth most successful coach in LSU history, behind Charles McClendon (137 wins in 18 years), Les Miles (114 wins in 12 years) and Bernie Moore (83 wins in 13 years). His 74.2 winning percentage ranks in the top five in school history, while his four bowl wins only trail McClendon and Miles, who have each won seven bowl games.

In 2019, Orgeron led LSU to the most dominant season in college football history as the Tigers beat seven Top 10 teams – the most of any season in college football history – en route to win the school’s fourth national championship. Behind the play of Heisman Trophy quarterback Joe Burrow, LSU shattered the Southeastern Conference record books, averaging 48.4 points and 568.4 total yards per game.

The 2019 Orgeron squad have won 12 of their 15 double-digit games, including all three playoff games – a 37-10 win over No.4 Georgia in the SEC Championship game; a 63-28 win over No. 4 Oklahoma in the national semifinals; a 42-25 victory over number 2 Clemson in the national championship game.

The 2019 season followed a 10-3 mark in 2018 when the Tigers finished that year with a 40-32 win over seventh-placed UCF at the Fiesta Bowl.

In his first full season as LSU head coach in 2017, Orgeron led the Tigers to a 9-4 record with wins over No. 21 Florida and No. 10 Auburn and a place in the Capital One Bowl. Orgeron was elevated to the Tigers’ interim head coach position after four games in the 2016 season and made an immediate impact, taking LSU to a 5-2 record with three wins over ranked opponents.

He was named head coach on November 25, a day after LSU beat No.22 at Texas A&M. LSU closed 2016 with a victory over Louisville in the Capital One Bowl.

Individually, LSU produced four national winners. including the 2019 Heisman Trophy winner at Burrow, 12 top All-Americas teams and 39 NFL Draft picks – 10 of them being early rounds – under Orgeron.

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