Current and former USC players congratulate Ed Orgeron

Current and former USC players congratulate Ed Orgeron
Ed Orgeron watches USC players warm up before a game against UCLA at the Coliseum on Nov. 30, 2013. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

Current and former USC players are wishing former assistant coach Ed Orgeron well after Louisiana State University announced that he would be the Tigers' new defensive line coach.

"Congrats to my Coach, Father Figure, & Mentor @Coach_EdOrgeron on his new job as the D-line coach at LSU. #CoachO," Hayes Pullard wrote on Twitter.

Pullard is set to play in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., on Jan. 24, and said he hoped to see Orgeron there.

"Congrats to @Coach_EdOrgeron, them boys got them a great coach!" wrote Antwaun Woods, who was recruited by Orgeron and then coached by him for three seasons.

Receiver Nelson Agholor caught seven passes for a season-best 161 yards and a touchdown in Orgeron's first game as interim coach in 2013.

"Very happy for coach O I hope the young men at LSU welcome him with open arms," wrote Agholor, who announced this month that he was turning pro.

"Congratulations to @Coach_EdOrgeron, I wish him nothing but success," tight end Randall Telfer wrote.

Orgeron coached former lineman Devon Kennard for four seasons before the New York Giants selected Kennard in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL draft.

"Congrats @Coach_EdOrgeron on the new coaching job! LSU is getting an amazing coach! Still #trojansforlife," Kennard wrote.

Tight end Xavier Grimble, who made himself available for the NFL after the 2013 season, wrote, "So happy for @Coach_EdOrgeron! A pleasure to be mentored/coached by him."

Former lineman Kevin Greene wrote, "Congrats to my all time favorite NCAA coach @Coach_EdOrgeron on his new job as the LSU D-Line coach. Love you coach that's big time!!!"

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