Ed Orgeron will apparently remain at LSU, but was there ever a real threat of the defensive line coach leaving?
Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen did not offer Orgeron the defensive coordinator position, according to FoxSports.com’s Bruce Feldman.
The two had a conversation, but it did not get the point of Mullen offering the LSU coach the job.
More importantly, Feldman reported that Orgeron “really wants to remain an LSU Tiger.”
On Thursday, reports surfaced indicating that Mississippi State tried to lure Orgeron to Starkville, Miss. to take the Bulldogs’ vacant defensive coordinator position.
The position opened up when Manny Diaz accepted the same position under former UGA coach Mark Richt at Miami.
The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger reported Mississippi State offered Orgeron a deal worth about $900,000.
However, NOLA.com’s James Smith reported Orgeron was “extremely pleased” with his position at LSU and was committed to staying there. In fact, he added that the school and Orgeron were in discussions about a contract extension.
Perhaps the talks with Mississippi State was leverage. Maybe not.