• 3 novembre 2022
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After leading Louisiana State University`s football team to a national championship in 2019, Coach Ed Orgeron has been rewarded with a new contract. The extension, which was announced on January 29, 2020, is a six-year deal worth $42 million.

Under Orgeron`s leadership, the Tigers went 15-0 in the 2019 season, beating the Clemson Tigers in the College Football Playoff National Championship game. It was the school`s fourth national championship in football and their first since 2007.

Orgeron, who was born and raised in Louisiana, took over as LSU`s head coach in 2016. He was previously the defensive line coach for the team and had previously served as the head coach for the University of Mississippi.

Since taking over as head coach, Orgeron has led the Tigers to a 40-9 record. He has won two Southeastern Conference titles and has been named the SEC Coach of the Year twice.

The new contract puts Orgeron among the highest-paid coaches in college football, trailing only Nick Saban of Alabama and Dabo Swinney of Clemson. It also includes significant performance bonuses, such as $500,000 for winning the SEC championship and $1 million for winning the national championship.

In a statement released by LSU, Orgeron expressed his gratitude for the new contract, saying, « I`m honored and grateful to have the opportunity to lead this program for years to come. LSU is a special place, and I`m proud to be part of the LSU family. »

The extension has been met with widespread approval from LSU fans and alumni, who view Orgeron as a beloved figure and a key part of the school`s football success. It`s also a sign of the importance of college football in Louisiana culture, where the sport is seen as a source of pride and community.

As the Tigers gear up for the 2020 season, expectations will be high for Orgeron and his team. With a new contract in hand and a roster full of talented players, LSU will be looking to defend their national championship and prove that they are once again one of the top programs in college football.