LSU football coach Ed Orgeron is entering his first full season as the head coach of the Tigers.
After replacing Les Miles last season, Orgeron led LSU to a 6-2 finish and a Citrus bowl victory. Eventually, the interim label was removed and he was officially named the team’s leading man.
Oh, and he can speak French.
Speaking at the Lafayette Tiger Tour, Orgeron opened his speech with a nod to the city’s Cajun roots.
Orgeron will take the Tigers into the new season without the “interim” before his name. The ast time he was the head coach of a football team on the first kickoff of the season was in 2012 with Ole Miss. He coached the USC Trojans for their final eight games in 2013, again going 6-2.
Now he is back in the SEC, and appears to be embracing every minute of it. There was some doubt as to whether he would be given the position full time, but after failing to secure one of the offseason super coaches, LSU extended the offer.
The Tigers appear to have a coach with all the charisma they could need. Now if he can manage to win a lot of football games, he’ll be in business.