Things are not going well for LSU. Having already lost to Mississippi State by 30, the Tigers proceeded to lose to Troy of the Sun Belt on Saturday.
LSU fans were furious afterwards and some were wondering why the school had hired Ed Orgeron, given his disastrous tenure at Ole Miss a decade ago.
But Dan Wolken of USA Today instructed fans that they shouldn’t place their ire at Orgeron, but rather the leadership group that A. decided to hire him and B. give him a $12 million buyout.
“All he(Orgeron) did was say yes to his dream job. The fault here goes to an absent and incompetent leadership that undervalued its own program to such a degree that it settled for the defensive line coach, who had already failed spectacularly at Ole Miss,” Wolken wrote
While it is still early for Orgeron and he’ll have time to turn things around, the early returns are a terrible look for both the school and himself. Things only get more difficult from here, as LSU still has to make trips to Florida and Alabama this season.
LSU is a top-tier job and while Jimbo Fisher and Tom Herman turned them down, LSU should’ve looked for a higher quality candidate than their then interim coach who went 5-2 but lost the two biggest games on the schedule.
Orgeron will get a chance to change the narrative next week when his team travels to take on No. 21 Florida. That game is scheduled for 3:30 pm on CBS.
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