Ed Orgeron reached a separation agreement with LSU in which he will not return in 2022 but is expected to complete this season. That's according to Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated.
#LSU and Ed Orgeron have reached a separation agreement: He will not return in 2022 but expected to complete this season, sources tell @SINow.
Negotiations began last week before UF win.
It’s unprecedented in the sport - coach & school divorcing 21 months after winning it all.
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) October 17, 2021
According to Bruce Feldman with FOX Sports, the university is expected to pay Orgeron his entire buyout.
LSU is expected to pay Ed Orgeron his entire buyout which is over $17 million to pursue a new coach. His record at LSU is 49-17 and he went 13-5 in games against Top 10 teams while coaching the Tigers.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) October 17, 2021
The Tigers have struggled to start the 2021 season despite their recent 49-42 victory over No. 20 Florida on Saturday. LSU is currently 4-3 on the year.
Orgeron currently has a 49-17 overall record in his tenure in Baton Rouge. It includes leading LSU to the undefeated 15-0 National Championship run in 2019, which some considered to be the greatest team in College Football history.
Since the title game, the Bayou Bengals are 9-8 overall, with 6 of those losses coming by double digits.
LSU in 2019 led the nation in scoring with 48.4 points per game. But in the 16 games since, the Tigers are averaging only 31.1 ppg. On defense, LSU has allowed 31.6 ppg and 451.9 yards per game in their last 16 contests, as compared to allowing only 21.9 ppg and 343.5 ypg in 2019.
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