LSU’s Ed Orgeron is ‘highly interested’ in this head coaching gig

No. 15 LSU may have a new head coach next season and if the Tigers (7-3, 4-3 SEC) and Les Miles were to part ways, that likely would mean an entirely new coaching staff.

The combination of that possibility and an opening at Syracuse, after Scott Shafer was dismissed, has LSU defensive line coach Ed Orgeron practically campaigning for the position, according to’s Bud Poliquin.

Orgeron was Syracuse’s (3-8, 1-6) defensive line coach from 1995-1997 and said he’s highly interested in being the Orange’s next head coach:

“First of all, my days at Syracuse were fantastic,” Orgeron said during a telephone conversation. “I learned a lot under Coach (Paul) Pasqualoni. I know Coach (Dick) MacPherson and a lot of ex-players and a lot of players who are there now.

“I have a lot of respect for Syracuse. Great private school, great education, great tradition. So, obviously, my interest would be very high. I’d be highly interested in getting that job. I think it would be a wonderful opportunity to go back there.”

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