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Sport LSU's Ed Orgeron: The imperfect son who delivered perfection for a state

16:00  14 january  2020
16:00  14 january  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

LSU's Orgeron agrees to new 6-year, $42 million contract

  LSU's Orgeron agrees to new 6-year, $42 million contract BATON ROUGE, La (AP) LSU coach Ed Orgeron has agreed to a new contract extension worth more than $7 million annually and which runs through the 2026 season, the university announced on Friday. © APWF LSU head coach Ed Orgeron tosses beads from a float during a parade celebrating their NCAA college football championship on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) The new six-year agreement comes on the heels of the Tigers' 15-0 national championship season that concluded earlier this month with a 42-25 victory over Clemson in the national title game in New Orleans.

Head down to the bayou with LSU Head Coach Ed Orgeron . The former Ole Miss and Southern Cal head coach has returned home to Louisiana. See why Tiger fans

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NEW ORLEANS — Sitting in a wheelchair outside the LSU locker room Monday night, Cornelia “Coco” Orgeron waited patiently to see the man of the hour – her son, Ed, the head coach of LSU.

It was going to be a long wait. Cigars were being passed around the loud steamy room inside after LSU won the College Football Playoff national championship by beating  Clemson, 42-25.

Ed was giving a speech to the team:

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When asked whether his team has laid the groundwork for years to come, LSU head coach Ed Orgeron had 10 powerful words in response.

LSU Coach Ed Orgeron — who famously sounds every bit the Louisiana native that he is — has garnered several coach of the year nods for his work this season. LSU should enjoy something of a home-field advantage, given that the game will be played in New Orleans. The school’ s two most

“It was hard to hear him,” LSU center Lloyd Cushenberry said.

But the message was pretty simple, according to Cushenberry. Orgeron told them they had earned all of this after starting offseason training nearly a year ago. He said all that work paid off. He also told his players just how proud he was of them.

Ed Orgeron standing in front of a crowd: Ed Orgeron celebrates after LSU defeated Clemson.© Provided by USA TODAY Ed Orgeron celebrates after LSU defeated Clemson.

“We are so blessed to have him as a coach,” Cushenberry said.

After everything that's happened – including his battles with alcohol more than 20 years ago and then his firing at Ole Miss in 2007 – this was his big moment: the Louisiana son who led LSU (15-0) to arguably its greatest season ever, with a season-ending win in the Superdome just 80 miles down the road from campus.

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LSU ' s Bill Johnson has been coaching defensive linemen for nearly 40 years, beginning with coaching Ed Orgeron at Northwestern State in Natchitoches "He's got as good a résumé as you can have for a defensive line coach," said R.C. Slocum, who hired Johnson at Texas A&M and worked with him

LSU coach Ed Orgeron is about to realize a dream nearly half a century in the making as his first full season leading the team he idolized as a child approac She says her son is eager to represent his native state and culture and that her family has been gratified by words and acts of encouragement

Just over five years ago, he was out of coaching after being passed over for the head coaching job at Southern California. Then in January 2015, then-LSU head coach Les Miles hired him as an assistant to coach LSU’s defensive line.

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“You know, God had a plan,” Orgeron said Monday after being asked about his journey since then. “I've got to say it, and it's not me. And all I did was follow the plan. And without him, I wouldn't be here. Without my family, I wouldn't be here. I've said it, I'm thankful for Coach Miles for giving me a chance. He hired me at LSU. It's where I wanted to go. I knew I was going to coach. I didn't think this was going to happen. When I didn't get the job at USC I said, `Hey, maybe you'll be an assistant the rest of your life.’”

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Take the actions of LSU head coach Ed Orgeron . Stricken by a case of myopia, Orgeron is being blamed for getting a third high school football camp It speaks to a coach who fears beating state schools for in- state talent, a rather peculiar note to strike especially for an otherwise charismatic guy

He wasn't LSU ' s first choice. We know that. But Alleva was quick to reference Orgeron 's former USC boss Pete Carroll, who —depending on which accounts one believes—was either the Is he capable of doing it? We're about to find out. But for a native son of Louisiana, nothing was more satisfying than

He's lucky he stayed in the coaching business at all after a spate of issues over the previous three decades.

Among the lowlights:

►In 1982, his college coach at Northwestern State in Natchitoches, Louisiana, came perilously close to kicking him off the team for allegedly trashing his dorm room. Those who knew him then feared he might go back home to dig ditches or shovel shrimp if he was forced out of football.

►In 1992, he headbutted a man at a bar in Baton Rouge, leading his arrest and the loss of his job as an assistant coach at Miami. He later gave up drinking.

►In 2007, he was fired as head coach at Ole Miss after compiling a 10-25 record in three seasons, including just 3-21 in Southeastern Conference play.

►Then, after serving as interim coach at USC in 2013, he didn’t really get taken seriously as a candidate for the permanent job in Los Angeles. His gruff Cajun speech was said to be a factor. So he left coaching, not to return until Miles hired him five years ago.

“I think it's a combination of being in the right place at the right time,” Orgeron, 58, said. “I think it's perseverance, too. Man, people are going to talk and all that, but you can't let it affect you. I use that as internal motivation. People, they tease me the way I talk, tease me the way I look. And it's kind of funny, the things that I was doing at Ole Miss I was ridiculed for, and now I punch myself in the jaw and everybody at LSU likes it. So it just depends where you're at. It's been a great ride.”

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Edward James Orgeron Jr. (/ˈoʊdʒərɒn/; born July 27, 1961) is an American football coach and former player who is the head coach at Louisiana State University ( LSU ). Orgeron previously served as the head football coach at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)

Paul Finebaum reacts to LSU naming Ed Orgeron as its interim coach and breaks down the school' s search for a permanent replacement. He' s a son of Louisiana, born in Larose, where Bayou Lafourche meets the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. He won a state championship with South Lafourche

The whole state of Louisiana has been taken along with it.

In the French Quarter, gift shops sold purple T-shirts that said, “Coach Oeaux Made the Tigahs Great Again!” – a reference to his Cajun roots and accent, which stem from his hometown of Larose in South Louisiana.

In the Superdome after Monday’s victory, a fan held a sign that conveyed a clever message about LSU's undefeated record: “15-O” with a picture of Coach O in place of the “O.”

In Natchitoches nearly four hours away by car, former college teammates and classmates spoke lovingly about the man they called “Bebe” (pronounced Bay-Bay), a nickname from his youth.

“He’s from Louisiana,” Cushenberry said when asked afterward why his team loves him so much. “He’s been an LSU fan all his life. You can’t have a better coach for the program.”

After Miles was fired four games into the 2016 season, Orgeron served as the team’s interim head coach as LSU flirted with more traditional candidates to replace him — younger, polished coaches with winning records, such as then-Houston coach Tom Herman, now the head coach at Texas. Instead, the Tigers ended up with Orgeron, who then led LSU to finish 9-4 in 2017, 10-3 in 2018 and 15-0 this year.

Next season, he won’t have senior quarterback Joe Burrow, who won the Heisman Trophy for LSU last month and is likely to be a top pick in April’s NFL Draft. But he already started talking about next season in the locker room afterward.

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Watch LSU football coach Ed Orgeron break closed captioning this weekend with his iconic cajun drawl. Remember Farmer Fran, the wild-eyed, overall-clad assistant coach from The Waterboy who babbled on in This is perfection . LSU fans will likely take no solace in this mad lib from hell, though.

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He told us to “get ready to go back to work,” said Myles Brennan, Burrow’s sophomore backup quarterback this season and apparent successor this fall.

Orgeron’s mom, meanwhile, didn’t wait much longer as a crowd of news media filled the hallway outside the LSU locker room. After getting a kiss from one of Orgeron’s three sons, she left to see him another time, realizing she now shares him as a favorite son of an entire state.

There would be plenty of time to celebrate later, at least until Orgeron decides to load up on his beloved energy drinks and put in another shift for “the people of Louisiana,” a constituency he talks about it as if he were the state's governor.

With his wife Kelly standing nearby, he said he was “so happy” for them and “proud to represent them.” Their last national championship came in January 2008, but it was nothing like this – an explosive season led by a Heisman winner at quarterback and a favorite Cajun son as head coach.

“Everything fell into place, and we're just getting started,” Orgeron said. “This is not the finish. I want to be here at LSU for a long time and win many a championship at LSU. And this is just the beginning.”

Follow reporter Brent Schrotenboer @Schrotenboer. E-mail: bschrotenb@usatoday.com

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: LSU's Ed Orgeron: The imperfect son who delivered perfection for a state

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