Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
LSU athletics director Joe Alleva was interviewed on "Off the Bench" on 104.5 ESPN Tuesday morning and was asked to give his evaluation of the 2018 season, which exceeded many preseason predictions.
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"It was a great year for LSU football, considering what all the experts expected," Alleva said.

"Whenever you exceed expectation, that's a good thing. But there's a lot of things that go into evaluating the program. Things like recruiting, how kids are doing in school... there are all sorts of things that go into evaluating the football program, and I think that coach Orgeron and his staff have done a terrific job."

"And they continue to do that out on the recruiting trail, motivating the players, and reaching out to the fans and doing all sorts of good community service. So, I think the program's in good hands and is heading in the right direction."
Alleva was also asked whether or not he has spoken with Orgeron about a contract extension.
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"Not yet, but I think we'll probably have some conversations down the road, but we hadn't had any yet. The season's still not over yet."
Orgeron's current contract pays him $3.5 million per year and will expire on Dec. 31, 2021.
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Losing to a really subpar UF was terrible. Not a great season. Just a minimal season. aTm (assTomouth) was decided by the refs.
Reply5 months
You people are teenage menstruating idiots. He was asked about giving CEO an extension. He said they haven't talked about it, they probably will LATER, but we at least have to play the bowl before we start talking about any of that. He gave the correct answer, and you're all losing your effing minds because we beat ATM three times but got screwed by the zebras, which is out of O's control? Fault these people for something worth faulting them over. Let's go beat UCF. Pansies. Direct your anger at what you're actually mad about.
Reply5 months
Has Aleva considered the fact that the pre-season "expectations" are a direct implication of who the coach is? So now that O exceeded the expectations that were low, due to O being the coach, let's give him an extension 3 years before the term of the current contract. aTm coming out of the Sumlin/Chavis dumpster fire and was still favored with a first year coach after 7 straight aTm losses between these two teams -another clear indication of the national perception of O as a coach. So even with the bad calls and 7 overtimes, O proved true to the low expectation in the end. Early extensions are for when there's a real interest in/threat of losing a coach. Clearly not the case here. This is so stupid
Reply5 months
He beat one team of significance and that is Georgia. Hard to imagine LSWHO/CORNDOGS paying this guy over 3 million a year. And he is supposed to be a D-LINE expert. His D-LINE is a sad bunch of has beens.
Reply5 months
Get lost troll
5 months
I wish Alleva was my boss
Reply5 months
Extension through 2031
Reply5 months
Fire Alleva now. That is all.
Reply5 months
If 9-3 exceeds expectations, there is no need for a contract extension
Reply5 months
Do you remember what the expectations were? We definitely exceeded expectations and its not close.
5 months
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO no
Reply5 months
Great year lmao
Reply5 months
This thread shows how absolutely stupid our fan base is in so many ways. Congrats in all your minimum wage paying jobs! Helps the rest of that actually have some intelligence get ahead in life. I used to hate stupid people. Now I love them!
Reply5 months
Dumbass
5 months
if he even mentions an extension there will be one
Reply5 months
What do you guys expect him to say. He went all in and hired Ed O!! I would wait until after next year or if I need to extend to avoid negative recruiting (to make sure a recruit knows his coach has a 4 year contract like he has 4 years in school) then I would add 1 year, but don't go nuts on the buyout. I would give him a slight raise to $4M on the 4th year. That would eliminate any further negative recruiting that they only extended O for One year, where they can claim a raise was given.
Reply5 months
You expect him to say that we exceeded expectations by two wins over what the high majority thought. We were robbed at aTm or we are sitting here looking at a possible 11 win season. Congrats to Coach O an incredible year.
5 months
How was it a great year? We still lost 3 games as usual and worst of all, we lost to a&m.. There is no such thing as a great year when we lose to a&m as well as two other schools. Also, in retrospect the schedule was not any where near as hard as thought to be. Auburn and Miami were atrocious. Glad to win those, but the only game we won that we maybe shouldn't have expected would be Georgia.. but the losses more than counter that IMO. Florida and a&m and then not even being competitive against Alabama. We have not moved forward as a program. And now we can't even beat Mullen on the regular and we have Jimbo to deal with.
Reply5 months
Why would you give him an extension? It’s not like another program wants him! Lol
Reply5 months
So Alleva's version of a "great year" is a second tier bowl game? Good to know.
Reply5 months
His road is ending at the end of bowl season. It is his wording.
Reply5 months
Dude said “not yet and maybe somewhere down the fricking road” and we have a total mf meltdown on the board... MF’s are pathetic!! Am I saying Alleva should extend? Absolutely not but who knows what the hell “down the road means?” Down the road could be he wants to see more next year and the year after next before he extends who knows!?!? I think MF’s have too much time on their hands and should find a dam hobby. Some LSU Fans can be a joke!!
Reply5 months
2021. Leave it at that. No need to extend any thing. A bonus for a bowl.. sure.
Reply5 months
"It was a great year for LSU football,
Reply5 months
It was a good year and quoting that was sarcastic.
5 months
Most fun I have had in a season since 2011. I very much enjoyed this team.
5 months
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