Its been less than two calendar years since LSU was on the top of the college football world, but after a disappointing 2020 and little in the way of regaining momentum for 2021, head coach Ed Orgeron was forced to assume leadership in Baton Rouge.
On Saturday, the Tigers defeated Florida 49-42 in a thrilling victory that many thought might keep Orgeron in town for fewer months, but even if he beats ranked rival, Coach Os job wont be saved. Ross Dellenger, Steven Godfrey, Pete Thamel, and others reported on Sunday that Orgeron was negotiating a deal to leave the program and would be out after the 2021 season, with the expectation that he won't receive his entire buyout amount as if.
The football programs culture also revealed it had mishandled rape allegations against former running back Derrius Guice while he was at LSU and had not followed their legal obligation in reporting them. That appears to have given LSU the leverage to move on from Orgeron and force him to take less than his buyout amount.
Mel Tucker, according to Bruce Feldman, could be the next Baton Rouge head coach for what hes done in turning around Michigan State quickly.
In the coming months, there will be a slew of coaches who could be considered for the LSU job, as Orgeron becoming oblivious to the fact that the job of lone duck coach will open the door for plenty of individuals to put their name in the ring for one of the nations largest jobs.