The good news keeps pouring in for Ed Orgeron.
“Word is, Orgeron has really impressed LSU’s power brokers with how he has managed the program on a day-to-day basis,” Feldman said, “both externally but more importantly internally through a turbulent situation.”
Orgeron took over the 2-2 Tigers after the firing of Les Miles. Since the coaching change, LSU is 3-0 with wins over Missouri, Southern Mississippi and Ole Miss.
Feldman said a source told him a 3-1 record over LSU’s final four games would mean that Orgeron’s odds “will be very good to land the head coaching job permanently.” The Tigers’ last four games on the schedule are: No. 1 Alabama, at Arkansas, No. 11 Florida and at No. 4 Texas A&M.
“There had been some speculation that he would need to win out to have any hope of landing his dream job,” Feldman said, “but I’m told that’s not the case.”
A 3-1 mark obviously could include a loss to the Crimson Tide, but still would include wins over two teams currently ranked in the CFP committee’s top 11.