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Ed Orgeron spoke to the media on Tuesday evening and talked about how differently he handled hiring a new coaching staff this offseason, compared to the previous year when he admitted that he didn't even interview some of the coaches that were hired.
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"I think we did a great job of hiring the coaches and a great job of interviewing them," Orgeron said. "I hired some coaches that I didn't even interview from the last staff and I'm never doing that again."

"On offense, I'm happy with them. I talked to Joe (Brady) about them, and I interviewed them. I told them exactly what I wanted and they had the answers. They are very smart. I couldn't be more pleased with them."

"Daronte (Jones) was like the fourth or fifth choice. But so was I. Who cares? He's here and he's doing a tremendous job. Andre Carter, I'm so excited about him as our DL Coach. Blake (Baker) is doing a great job."

"DJ (Mangas) and Jake (Peetz) are doing a great job. I'm very please with our offense and our defense."
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isn't reporting this what got Culotta canned from 104.5?
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How frickin stupid is that, to actually tell the media
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Deronte Jones was his 4th or 5th choice. Lol. O needs to keep his gumbo hole shut at times.
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Well, he's learned that he should at least talk to people before he hires them. He's getting there! Go Coach O!! At least hes honest
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He might mean he didn't interview the holdovers from Les' staff since they were already co-workers. His comments can be read that way. If he meant last year's hires.... oof.
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That's a pretty dumb interpretation of his words.
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Out of all of the people I've hired over the years I came to one conclusion. I could not have spoken to a single one and probably had the same success rate. Interviews are one of the top 5 most useless things man has ever conceived.
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I disagree
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Wtf
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Maybe the decision was made over his head, without him interviewing them or giving his input. Maybe he told the head she'd he wouldn't agree to that any more. Maybe.
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*... head shed
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Well for the meager salary he makes why should he give a shit?
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Wow that’s embarrassing. Why would you admit that
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Why are so many people surprised? We've been knowing this since we let go of Bo
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This is a very disappointing comment by CEO.
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Not surprised if this were more common than expected---in college and maybe to some extent in the pros. Someone gets hired based on a lengthy resume mixed with past personal/working relationship, more so than a rigorous interview to see if they're truly a good fit for the current position. I'm not going to bash Orgeron for being open about making poor decisions. At least he recognizes it and is working to correct them.
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a 59 year old coach who makes $6 million shouldn't make mistakes like this. You can't just give him a pass by saying he recognizes them and is working to correct them. That doesn't fly for something as sloppy and egregious as this.
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Nobody face plants quite like Ed O. . .
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In my experience, interviews don’t do much except maybe tell you a little about the temperament of the candidate. Resumes and work history’s speak for themselves.
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Uggggg, for one thing you will know if you like them and can get along with them.
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lol, like Matt Canada?
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uh, temperament of the candidate is VERY important in most jobs, but certainly in coaching. Can he get along with his offensive coaches, the head coach, and the players??? A resume doesn't tell that at all.
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Nothing about this is new. Colleges do this all the time. They sow assistant coaches to hire their special position coaches. Coach simply stated he would not allow this again.
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Is the "last staff" Les Miles' staff? Or, is that last years staff?
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What the F? What a huge dereliction of your job. Wow
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This kinda shite is not helping you in any way Ed....I mean seriously wtffff
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Yeah well, I’ll take a coach who is able to admit his mistakes and learn from them over one who’s ego will not allow him to do either.
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Jesus H Ed smh
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Can't believe 'O' admitted to hiring an assistant coach without an interview. Certainly didn't have to cop to this, but I suppose we should appreciate his honesty and transparency?!?
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