Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
ESPN College Football analyst Paul Finebaum joined WJOX 94.5 Birmingham radio on Monday morning and was asked about Ed Orgeron's hot seat status with the Tigers as he enters his 2nd full season as head coach.

Here's a transcript of what he had to say, according to SDS:
quote:

“Well, I think it depends on the beginning of the season,” Finebaum said. “I think everyone knows the schedule. Miami first and then Auburn third. I think the question then becomes, ‘Should LSU lose both of those, can you even get a thermometer to measure the hot seat?’ Because I think you could start seeing similarities to what we had two years ago when Les Miles lost the first game against Wisconsin.”

“I don’t know the political dynamics there between Joe Alleva, the board, everyone else and Ed Orgeron. I think Joe Alleva the athletic director is a big supporter his, but Jeff Long was a big supporter of Bret Bielema. What you hear in July often means nothing during the football season if things don’t go well.

“I do know this about Orgeron — he’s an inspirational coach, players love him, the fans love him; it will take a disaster to get rid of him. Seven and five or 8-4 may not do it. I think the only way the he will be gone quickly is if the season implodes before the first day of Autumn.”
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What LSU fans does he know ? LSU fans don’t love anyone or anything
Reply4 months
Chase and Joseph will have you guys pissing on yourself soon enough. Tigers will be way better than expected. They have some issues on Offense but will be way more balanced than last season. Get ready haze
Reply4 months
He needs to worry about his own seat. Hopefully his time is up on the SEC network
Reply4 months
Paul looks a like a bald, monkey ass.
Reply4 months
Helping bama recruit....
Reply4 months
Exactly
4 months
It’s just excruciatingly dumb to talk about being in the hot seat in the preseason of your second year on the cusp of a legitimate top 5 class this year in recruiting. You give any coach 4 years. That’s reasonable. We have lived with a good 4 years of compete mediocrity already. You have to give the new coach 4 years to get his players recruited and develop the talent he accrues. Whether you like said coach or not. For him to be fired in 3 years you would have to have something colossal happen which as 3 straight sub 8 win seasons and 3 straight years with sub par recruiting classes. This is already financial figured in a coaches buyout which is why the number goes down entering 3rd and 4th year to a manageable level. When you get a coach. You have bought him for at least 3 years and most likely 4 full years. It’s how it is in the contract and it’s also what’s fair to the coach.
Reply4 months
Stop posting reasonable logic. No one wants to hear that shite lol
4 months
If O goes 8-4 his second season, with one of those loses being to Fischer and the Aggies, his seat will be hotter than his momma’s pepper boudin.
Reply4 months
DEG
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No it won’t. That’s just dumb. 8-4 with the turnover that we’ve had on offense and one of the toughest schedules in the country would be an accomplishment, especially if he does well against the West.
4 months
Not saying he will be let go, but if 3 of 4 losses are to Bama, Auburn, and aTm, with our fans his seat will heat up. Especially if Fischer is moving the Aggies forward.
4 months
LSU fans hate everyone. We don’t count
Reply4 months
It's all subjective but I don't think his seat is hot yet. I think it's warm but I think any coach at LSU or any other top program, the seat would be warm until proven otherwise. A 7-5 season would have it extremly hot and 8-4 would have it hot IMO. If this is how the season goes LSU should be looking for a new coach after the season or have a solid list of candidates for sure. If he has another average season the year after then he should be gone immediately. He would have to progress to 10-2 with a bowl win in 2019 for his seat to cool. I would still have my list ready in 2020 just in case it was a matter of luck or scheduling. Now if in 2020 he continues or raises the success then he should get another 4 years IMO. It would prove that he can win with his own players. I think he would have to have a win or two against Bama in that time frame to extend his contract as well. Even if he goes 10-2 but loses to Bama every year means he will not be able to get us to an SEC championship. That's not what LSU wants. LSU wants to be back at a championship level so if he can't get that done then it's time to move on.
Reply4 months
Bama homer and Springer wannabe weighs in on LSU football.
Reply4 months
Fans love him... lmao
Reply4 months
I love Coach O with that being said he has no business being the face of LSU football
Reply4 months
“Fans love him” ummmm........
Reply4 months
FB fans definitely love him.
4 months
Pawwwwl is a dumbass
Reply4 months
I don't care about comments from others outside a program's fan base. They don't truly care to see the team any better. 7 and 5 would be absolutely atrocious.
Reply4 months
I hate LSU but damn Paul is a freaking idiot... Why would LSU be fine with 7 wins but fire miles for winning 9-10 on the reg?
Reply4 months
He talk like us...?
4 months
dandan
1832
Fans love him? Lol other sec west fans sure do. Not LSU fans that actually want to win.
Reply4 months
frick off and find another team to cheer for.
4 months
I like him. Speak for yourself
4 months
Paul needs his eyeglass prescription changed. He sees things differently than most of the Tiger faithful. There are a lot of Tigers that like Coach O...others see him as a disaster waiting to happen. To say the fans love him is a bit myopic at best. What PF fails to state/realize is how rabid a fan base LSU has...and those same fans who "love him" on Saturday could turn on him on Monday. I see where Phil Steele also has Coach O on the hot seat...I don't think it's that bad, yet. Only time will tell to be truthful.
Reply4 months
keakar
1021
what similarities with miles????????????? miles had an 8 year history of bad coaching and refusing to change, when "O" has done the same for 8 years then, and only then, can you say he should be judged similarly on his last 2 seasons. Paul Finebaum is an idiot and always has been one.
Reply4 months
You’re a moron
4 months
Agree Les Miles was a mediocre coach at best who happened to hit the Jackpot inheriting a program that Sabans/ Emmert built.
4 months
7-5 isn't enough? If averaging 10 wins wasn't enough for Miles, why tf is 7 enough for Ed O?
Reply4 months
Because it is his second year dummy.
4 months
Because he’s one of us.
4 months
Gumbo and energy drinks?
4 months
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