Coach O is officially out as LSU head coach
It seemed a matter of if, not when, LSU and Ed Orgeron would agree to part ways.
On Sunday we got our answer, as Coach O is officially out as the head coach at LSU... well, sort of.
According to a report, Coach O will be allowed to coach out the season in Baton Rouge, but will not return for the 2022 season. The news was first reported by Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated.
So as Dellenger explains, Coach O will be allowed to coach out the remainder of the season, should he choose to do so, but not return.
Pete Thamel from Yahoo added extra context to the matter on Sunday morning, saying the situation had grown untenable for all parties.
It's an incredible fall for Coach O, who as Dellenger noted, won a national championship less than two calendar years ago in Baton Rouge. However, following the season, things began to fracture, as Joe Brady, the man who revolutionized LSU's offense left for the NFL, while defensive coordinator Dave Aranda left to become Baylor's head coach.
Orgeron's hires since have largely flopped, as Orgeron had to replace both his offensive and defensive coordinator this off-season, after doing it following 2019. Injuries have also mounted this year for the Tigers, with several key players out for the season, including quarterback Myles Brennan, leading receiver Kayshon Boutte and top corners Derek Stingley Jr. and Eli Ricks.
The question now - who will be next?
I began speculating a few weeks ago on the Aaron Torres Podcast - you can listen below: