The LSU-Alabama game is always one of the most important in the SEC. But for interim coach Ed Orgeron, the game might carry even bigger importance.
According to ESPN‘s Chris Low, if Orgeron was able to beat No. 1 Alabama this year, he could land the full-time head coaching job at LSU.
“If they beat Alabama [on Nov. 5], they might sign him to a new contract before midnight,” a source told Low.
LSU has lost the last five games against Alabama. The game against the No. 1 Crimson Tide is scheduled for Nov. 5. The last time the two teams met in Baton Rouge, the game went to overtime, with Alabama coming out on top.
Low added that LSU’s top two candidates are Houston’s Tom Herman and Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher. But Low said if Orgeron can have a strong finish to the season, he will get a full consideration for the job from LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva.
Orgeron, who took over for Miles after he was fired after a loss to Auburn, won his first game as LSU’s interim head coach. LSU and Orgeron take on Florida this Saturday at noon. The game will be played in Gainesville, Fla., and can be seen on ESPN.