Steve Sarkisian

Ed Orgeron is right at home when it comes to coaching LSU

Ed Orgeron is right at home when it comes to coaching LSU

Ed Orgeron leaned back into the big, brown leather couch, placed his right arm behind his head and smiled as he took a sip from a silver can of Diet Coke.

A few hours earlier Saturday in Baton Rouge, Orgeron had dropped the interim tag and was introduced as Louisiana State’s football coach.

Now he was at home and in his living room, switching a wall-mounted big-screen television from the USC-Notre Dame game to Alabama-Auburn.

“It worked out fantastic,” he said, his gravelly voice belying his emotion.

Two years after he was passed over by USC in favor of Steve Sarkisian, Orgeron survived LSU’s pursuit of Jimbo Fisher and Tom Herman...

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