Ed Orgeron is saying all the right things about his current job status, but there’s no doubt about whether he wants the head coaching job at LSU full-time.
The interim coach went on The Paul Finebaum Show on Wednesday and discussed his future at LSU. When Finebaum asked him what becoming the permanent head coach for the Tigers would mean to him, he was honest.
“It’d be a dream come true,” Orgeron said. “It’d be something that every man in Louisiana would dream of. And to be able to accomplish that, I feel like I’d be representing everybody who played here at LSU and everybody in the state of Louisiana. And I think we’d do a great job at it.”
Orgeron’s done a great job so far, leading the Tigers to a 3-0 record since taking over after the firing of former head coach Les Miles. He said the next four weeks, however, “are going to tell the story.” The Tigers host Alabama (8-0) next week before playing at Arkansas (5-3), at home against Florida (5-1) and at Texas A&M (6-1).
Finebaum noted that Orgeron seems to have garnered a lot of favor with the fan base, something Orgeron said he was happy to see.
“It is gratifying, seeing the people in the state of Louisiana happy. But they don’t make the decision,” Orgeron said with a chuckle.
As for the people who will make the decision, has LSU’s administration given him any indication on where he stands in terms of earning the job?
“Not at all yet,” Orgeron said. “We don’t talk about it. My job was to get this team rejuvenated. We did it, one game at a time. I get congratulated for the win. That’s all we talk about.”