LSU terminates Coach O with nearly $17 million payout
BATON ROUGE - LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron will not continue as the team's head coach in 2022.
LSU director of athletics Scott Woodward said head football coach Ed Orgeron will part ways at the conclusion of the 2021 season Sunday.
LSU Athletics held a press conference Sunday with both Woodward and Orgeron, where Coach O said he will be taking a break from coaching.
"I think I'm going to have enough money to buy me a hamburger. Every once and awhile maybe a double meat cheeseburger. But I want to take a little time off to find out what direction I want to be in," Ed Orgeron said in the press conference.
"When he came and talked to me after the Kentucky game, I knew it was time," Coach O said that he was aware the split was coming before LSU's win against Florida.
During the news conference, Woodward did not answer a question about the search for a new leader for LSU's football team, but in a tweet, Woodward said "The search for LSU Football's next championship head coach begins now."
A Letter from Scott Woodward, LSU's Director of Athletics pic.twitter.com/eVGmqqIRbK— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) October 17, 2021
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