Ed Orgeron is living out his dream at LSU.
The Larose, Louisiana native went from an interim to the head coach of the biggest college football program in his home state and is coming off two major victories against Florida and Auburn, with the latter involving a 21-point rally at home.
It’s an opportunity few saw happening for Orgeron after an abysmal first tenure in the SEC as Ole Miss’ head coach from 2005 to 2007. But the coach told ESPN’s Chris Low that he doesn’t hold any remorse against his former employer leading up to this week’s matchup against the Rebels.
In most cases that would seem like some serious intentional shade, but there’s no denying that Orgeron’s dream job has always been LSU, as would be the case for any football coach who grew up on the Bayou.
Let’s also not discredit that the Tigers were still a legitimate national powerhouse during his time in Oxford, having won a national championship in 2007.
In fairness, Orgeron also told Low that he is grateful for his time at Ole Miss because it helped him become improve long-term and taught him several necessary lessons.
Ole Miss will host LSU on Saturday at 7:15 pm on ESPN.