Two years after winning a national championship, LSU coach Ed Orgeron is headed for the unemployment line. His job is not done, however, and how he goes out is still to be determined.
Orgeron was not fired, technically, when the school and the barrel-chested, folksy 60-year-old coach reached a separation agreement in mid-October. He’s coaching to the end of the season and receiving a $17 million buyout, so shed no tears for the rich guy. But Orgeron’s home finale Saturday will be an emotional occasion.
The Tigers (5-6) hope to avoid their first losing season since 1999 while sending Orgeron out with a win against Texas A&M, which has not defeated a quality opponent on the road all season. The stage is set for an upset, or at least a dramatic game that goes to the wire.