LSU interim coach Ed Orgeron needed wins in his last two games — against a Florida team nearly everyone talked trash about and a reeling Texas A&M team — to have a shot at removing the interim tag on his job title.
A loss against unbeaten, No. 1 ranked Alabama was enough to forgive. A 16-10 loss to No. 23 Florida missing a whopping eight of their top players might be unforgivable.
Miscues all over the place plagued the Tigers, namely a botched field goal and four failed attempts at and-goal, with the final play so jumbled it was laughable.
Reports have previously called Orgeron the leader for the LSU gig, as long as he wins his last two contests. He’s failed now twice, with his final bout slated next week against Texas A&M.
For all the talk on Ed Orgeron, how he gets his team ready to go and is truly a Baton Rouge guy to the core, it’s pretty clear he doesn’t have what it takes to run LSU back into title contention despite so many NFL-caliber players.
Whether that guy is Tom Herman, Jimbo Fisher or any number of other top candidates remains to be seen.