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For Immediate Release - January 24, 2020


BATON ROUGE – Ed Orgeron, who guided LSU to the 2019 National Championship with a perfect 15-0 record, has agreed to a new contract extension valued at more than $7 million per year that will keep him in Baton Rouge until at least 2026.

The new six-year agreement includes a base annual salary of $6 million. In addition, Coach O will receive a $5 million split-dollar life insurance policy payable over the first two years of the agreement. In total, the agreement is worth more than $42 million, before bonuses.

The agreement is pending approval of the LSU Board of Supervisors.

“Coach O has set a new standard at LSU,” said LSU Athletic Director Scott Woodward. “He has proven that he is not only a championship coach, but also a leader of a program committed to doing things the right way. He has represented our institution and our state with great pride, on and off the field of play. He is well-deserving of this new contract, which should make clear our commitment to Coach O and the direction of our football program.”

Orgeron, the consensus 2019 National Coach of the Year, has led LSU to a 40-9 mark as coach of the Tigers. Of his 40 wins at LSU, 12 have come against teams ranked in the Top 10, including seven in 2019, which stands at the most in college football history for a single season. His 40 wins through the first 49 games of his career ties for the most by any coach in LSU history.

I’m very appreciative of Scott Woodward, the LSU Board of Supervisors and the state of Louisiana,” Orgeron said. “I’m happy to represent LSU and this great state. My family and I are very grateful, and I look forward to working as hard as possible to continue to win championships at LSU.”

In 2019, Orgeron directed LSU to the most dominant season in college football history as the Tigers won 12 of their 15 games by double-figures. LSU outscored its three postseason opponents – Georgia, Oklahoma, and Clemson – by a combined 142-63 on its way to claiming the school’s fourth football national title.

Since taking over the Tigers four games into the 2016 season, 61 one of Orgeron’s players have earned their college degrees with another 46 being named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll. In addition to its 40 wins, LSU has produced 12 first-team All-Americans and had players win eight national awards, including 2019 Heisman Trophy Winner Joe Burrow.

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CharlesLSU49 months
After this historical season and what has meant to this program and university, I say, "Pay that man his money!"
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tomato patch49 months
i don't think we have to worry about coach o becoming complacent - he has the drive and fire that are not motivated by money buy are motivated by competition
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Tigerfan23549 months
Hold That Tiger. Well deserved. Keep pushing only up from here.
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rbdallas49 months
I am glad Coach is getting his paid, but I still prefer the Bonus vs acccomplishments + base he was on before. BUT, until all other schools go to that, it would be unfair. Geaux Coach O
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Covingtontiger7749 months
This x100000!!! On all of these coach’s contracts, you are paying for what you hope will be future results and/or what was done in prior year (s)- I.e. winning a championship. Incentive based compensation is the way to go all day. Win a Conf champ- extra $$& Win a NC - extra $$$$ Win post year awards- extra $$$ These deals are one sided for the coach based on past accomplishments or future hopes and dreams. Wake up admins around the country
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hottub49 months
LSU made enough on the 2019 season to pay the whole contract, most likely.
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Tigers4Lyfe49 months
You are both wrong. He is being paid him for what he has already done. Do you think if he sucked he would be getting a raise? The 4m he was making before was the we will look and see salary. He came and we saw. Now he gets paid.
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Ripley49 months
Happy for Coach O
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PRIMO3049 months
Well Deserved!
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Bestbank Tiger49 months
Good move. Aranda isn't here anymore so we can afford it.
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rob6249 months
Congrats Coach Orgeron.
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JackHuntQB49 months
Spot Tomato Patch!
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Swamp Angel49 months
Dat crazy coon-ass is just what the doctor ordered! In living his own dreams, Orgeron is making dreams come true for LSU and the state of Louisiana.
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ThruThickandThin49 months
I love that laryngitis having coonass! GEAUX TIGERS!
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imjustafatkid49 months
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ByUselves49 months
Man, dat boy got his trawl full now! Congrats you crazy coonass!
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