LSU Reportedly Decides On New Contract For Coach O
BATON ROUGE, LA – NOVEMBER 25: Head coach Ed Orgeron of the LSU Tigers looks on as his team takes on the Texas A&M Aggies during the first half at Tiger Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)Ed Orgeron is reportedly set to receive a new contract as the head coach of LSU’s football program.The Tigers are reportedly set to give Coach O a contract extension following his 2018 season.LSU had a promising 2018 season, going 10-3 with a win over UCF in the Fiesta Bowl to end the year.NOLA.com is reporting that LSU is set to give Orgeron a contract extension.LSU head football coach Ed Orgeron will receive a contract extension, a LSU senior official confirmed to NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on Wednesday afternoon.The official said the details of the contract extension are being finalized.Orgeron’s current contract, which guarantees him $3.5 million annually, runs through 2021.Orgeron has been LSU’s head coach since midway through the 2016 season. He’s gone 25-9 as the Tigers’ head coach. LSU went 6-2 in his first season, 9-4 in 2017 and 10-3 this past season.The Tigers bring back several key players for the 2019 season, including quarterback Joe Burrow.ESPN has LSU ranked No. 10 in its way-too-early preseason top 25 poll for the 2019 season.LSU has several big games set for 2019, including a road non-conference trip to Texas and conference contests against Auburn and Alabama.