People in Louisiana are pretty excited about Ed Orgeron’s new job.
The LSU football coach served as interim coach for the majority of the season after LSU fired Les Miles in September, but was promoted to head coach in late November, making him just the third Louisiana native to coach LSU since 1933.
In honor of that, residents in the south Lafourche community have dedicated Feb. 17 as “Coach O Day,” and will celebrate Orgeron with a banquet.
Additionally, the banquet serves as a 40th anniversary celebration of the 1977 South Lafourche High School football team’s state championship, of which Orgeron was a member. Orgeron’s SLHS jersey will be retired, too.
“We are all very proud of Ed Orgeron, and we want to give our 100 percent support behind him,” Larry Weidel, a member of the planning committee for the banquet, told houmatoday.com. “We want to give the community to have a chance to share in his success. It will be a community party.”
LSU went 6-2 with Orgeron at the helm, including three wins over Top 25 teams, the last of which came against No. 13 Louisville in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl.