LSU DL coach Ed Orgeron interested in head coaching job at Syracuse
Les Miles might not be the only coach leaving LSU.
LSU defensive line coach Ed Orgeron told Syracuse.com’s Bud Poliquin that he would definitely consider taking the head coaching job at Syracuse, which announced today that Scott Shafer would be fired following the season.
“I have a lot of respect for Syracuse,” Orgeron told Poliquin. “Great private school, great education, great tradition. So, obviously, my interest would be very high. I’d be highly interested in getting that job. I think it would be a wonderful opportunity to go back there.”
Syracuse was one of Orgeron’s many stops along his 31-year coaching career. He coached the defensive line for the Orange from 1995-97 before going to USC. Orgeron, who is widely regarded as a player’s coach, served as USC’s interim coach in 2013 after Lane Kiffin was fired.
Orgeron went 6-2 as USC’s interim coach but resigned before the bowl game when Steve Sarkisian was hired as the head coach.
The turmoil surrounding LSU’s coaching staff continues, and things could look drastically different after the Tigers wrap up the regular season against Texas A&M.