Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron was asked Monday about the firing of former Florida head coach Jim McElwain and why college coaching has become more volatile in the last few years? Here's what he had to say.

QUESTION: I'm sure you know Jim McElwain got let go at Florida. Why do you think college coaching has become more volatile in the last few years? In the SEC, do you think that has something to do with the fact that Alabama has had so much success, and everyone is saying, You have to be on that level?

ED ORGERON: I haven't thought about it that much, to be honest with you. I was on the road recruiting Friday. Was with my kids Saturday. I don't know when he got fired. Somebody told me that yesterday morning, today, whatever. I haven't paid much attention to it.

But I do understand this. Having a head job, a coaching position like this, in the SEC, is very valuable. You get paid to win. If you don't win, they'll get somebody else to do it. That's just the way it is. You understand this taking the job.

Whatever happened there, I'm not abreast of. I don't like to see anybody get fired. But I know it's part of the business.
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1976 months
"I haven't thought about it that much, to be honest with you." fricking Boom. Love it.
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diat15076 months
Coach O should have said he thought Florida jumped the shark getting rid of him so soon
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Tom Bronco76 months
He must have got what he deserved because that's the way it works right?
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HueyP76 months
I enjoy coach O’s honest direct answers.
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ByUselves76 months
Karma is a bitch, right Jim?
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MondayMorningMarch76 months
Hey, Swamp Donkey! You finally have time and the money to go see a dentist or at least buy a toothbrush and maybe even use it.
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abellsujr76 months
"You get paid to win. If you don't win, they'll get somebody else to do it." Truer words have never been spoken.
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JPenn9176 months
Tell the truth Monday
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BRgetthenet76 months
I’m gonna miss him. Dude had nice teeth.
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GeauxTigers010776 months
And an eye for fish....
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Gumbo176 months
... an eye for sharks...
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saint tiger22576 months
He said abreast. Lol.
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Bayoubred76 months
and head job...
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SEC Grapevine76 months
O thinking "It's good to have a 12.5 million buyout". Bet he has given that some thought.
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HotMama7976 months
What an *sshat! I think he got what he deserved - and it should have been worse.
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ParrishGore76 months
I agree. McElwain's comment after the LSU game last year is a good indication of his low character and pompous attitude. During the first half of the LSU game this season he was on the sideline smiling and laughing every time his team made a mistake. It's like he hadn't a clue that LSU would or could beat them. Reminded me a lot of Zook's attitude playing against LSU when Saban first got there. Both coaches looked down at LSU like they are a second class program. Both learned their lesson's, the hard way. Anyway, I must ask, what's the 79 for?
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TBoy76 months
He handled it well.
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LesnarF576 months
O should've ripped his shirt off as he walked to midfield after the Fla. game this year and cold-cocked Yellow tooth while the Fla band was still playing Tom Petty shite.
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pellietigersaint76 months
"who got what they deserved now? And it shoulda been worse lol.... That Karma, she can be a nasty bitch, eh Jim?
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beauchristopher76 months
Stupid to even ask him about it.
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luciouslou76 months
I think coach O took the high road. He wanted to say screw that shark humper
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BoudreauxinGA76 months
Yella toof shark molester got what he deserved....and it's gonna get worse!
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