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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Coach O on the way?

It appears Ed Orgeron will be headed back to the SEC as an assistant on Les Miles' staff at LSU.

If that's the case then this could be a pretty good thing for Miles and the Tigers. No one doubts Orgeron's ability to recruit. And he was considered to be a quality position coach during his career. It was just as a head coach at Ole Miss that he was in over his head a bit.

Here is the bigger question. How is the chemistry going to be on this staff? You'll have a former SEC rival head coach as the defensive line coach. You'll have a new defensive coordinator who appears he'll be paid less than one of his position coaches. (OK, I know, if John Chavis is making $500,000 how much can he gripe if O gets more?).

Miles is apparently banking on Orgeron working as well as Gary Crowton, another former head coach who is now on the LSU staff.

By the way, what does is say when LSU has to shell out more than $1 million for two defensive assistants?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if Miles and Orgeron will get along, much less if Orgeron and Chavis will get along, but it the chemistry works, he has the fire and passion that LSU's defense did not have this year.

5:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Orgeron may sign some players at Tenn. that LSU wants, but he would probably not have been a good fit with the LSU coaches.

3:03 PM  

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