LSU Head Coach Search: Latest News, Rumors, Speculation on Position

Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

The LSU Tigers have turned their season around, but they are still on the lookout for a permanent head coach to take over in 2017.

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Orgeron Still On LSU’s Radar

Saturday, Nov. 5

Per Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports, interim head coach Ed Orgeron could vault to the top of LSU’s wish list if he can guide the team to a 3-1 record over its final four games of the regular season. That won’t be easy: LSU faces No. 1 Alabama, Arkansas, No. 10 Florida and No. 7 Texas A&M.

Orgeron has led LSU to a 3-0 record since taking over after Les Miles was fired.

Feldman noted that Orgeron has impressed LSU power brokers with his ability to handle the program on a daily basis and guide it effectively after Miles was let go following a 2-2 start:

He’s also become much better at trusting his staff and creating a more positive, high-energy vibe around the program while preaching a “one heartbeat” mantra of togetherness. The perpetually fired-up guy who once tried to run a program with the same style as he ran his D-line room now is more like the upbeat, charismatic coach they all connected with in recruiting.

Orgeron was the head coach at Ole Miss from 2005-207, where he posted a 10-25 record. He led USC to a 6-2 record in 2013 after Lane Kiffin was fired, but the Trojans hired Steve Sarkisian to take over after the year.

Prior to being named the interim head coach at LSU, Orgeron served as the team’s defensive line coach, begining in January 2015.