Ed Orgeron Apparently Didn’t Interview Some of His 2020 Staff
For some reason or another, LSU head coach Ed Orgeron admitted during a Zoom press conference that he hired coaches to his 2020 staff without interviewing.
SEC fans can always turn to ole' Ed for a good laugh, huh?
Coach Orgeron isn't above saying something he didn't really mean, but after the horrendous 2020 season the Tigers displayed, Orgeron was probably deadly serious.
The LSU Tigers faced a massive overhaul in its coaching staff after winning the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship. The most notable losses were passing game coordinator Joe Brady, who took the offensive coordinator job with the Carolina Panthers, and defensive coordinator Dave Aranda, who is the current head coach of the Baylor Bears.
Orgeron gave brought in Scott Linehan to replace Brady while Bo Pelini did the same on the defensive side. Neither are with the program anymore.
Whether or not those were the coaches hired without interview or not, both Linehan and Pelini are known friends of Orgeron and have had great success in their respective careers at one point or another.
Now LSU employs Jake Peetz and DJ Mangas as its offensive coordinator duo, with Mangas heading the passing game duties. Defensively, Daronte Jones takes over as the defensive coordinator.
Orgeron detailed that he did his due diligence this go around.
He'd better for LSU's sake, because another .500 season is not going to fly in Baton Rouge.
Maybe this time we'll actually learn if Ed Orgeron knows what he's really doing.