Ed Orgeron reportedly hired Scott Linehan as LSU football’s new passing game coordinator on Monday.
The knock on LSU football’s Ed Orgeron early in his coaching career is that he wasn’t willing to delegate and adapt.
That’s the reason typically given for his failure as the head coach at Ole Miss.
I think it’s safe to say, though, that Orgeron’s approach at LSU is completely different than it was at Ole Miss.
And that’s why he’s now an elite head coach.
On Monday, Orgeron reportedly hired former NFL head coach Scott Linehan to serve as LSU’s new passing game coordinator, replacing Joe Brady (who left to be the Carolina Panthers’ offensive coordinator).
SOURCES: #LSU is hiring former #Vikings #Dolphins #Lions and #Cowboys OC Scott Linehan as the Tigers new passing game coordinator. Linehan has coached several prolific QB/WR combinations in his NFL career.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) February 10, 2020
Linehan most recently served as the Dallas Cowboys’ offensive coordinator. Before his stint in Dallas, Linehan was the Detroit Lions’ offensive coordinator and the St Louis Rams’ head coach (Linehan was also Nick Saban’s offensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins in 2005).
The hire of Linehan continues to prove that Orgeron will leave no stone unturned when it comes to taking LSU to the next level.
Coach O is constantly looking for fresh ideas and ways to make LSU’s offense better. Bringing in Linehan, who also has plenty of experience at the collegiate level (he coached in college for over 10 years before making the jump to the NFL), will give the Tigers a fresh view to pair with Steve Ensminger’s offense.
Just because LSU won the national championship this past season doesn’t mean that Orgeron is satisfied. Coach O wants to continue to find ways to improve.
Hiring Linehan, who will likely stick around in Baton Rouge for a few years (unlike Joe Brady), is a move that could pay major dividends for the Tigers over the next several seasons. His experience working with players like Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson, Tony Romo and Dez Bryant should help LSU continue the offensive success they found last season.
Orgeron is determined to prove that 2019 wasn’t an aberration. He’s going to do whatever it takes to make sure LSU is competing for a spot in the College Football Playoff on a yearly basis.