LSU Football: Ed Orgeron praises “different vibe” in office

LSU football's Ed Orgeron (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
LSU football's Ed Orgeron (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron made several staff changes this offseason.

In total, the Tigers replaced five assistants from the 2020 staff — two on the offensive side of the ball and three on the defensive side of the ball.

Orgeron made a deliberate attempt to hire younger assistants this offseason.

The average age of the five assistants that Orgeron replaced was 58. The average age of the assistants that replaced those five is 38.

With a younger staff comes a different vibe.

The vibe on the LSU football staff is “different”

If Orgeron was looking to change the “vibe” at LSU, he was successful.

Orgeron praised the new vibe in the Tigers’ offices this week.

“There’s a different vibe in the office right now,” said Orgeron (via 247Sports). “I think Jake and them have been in here for almost three weeks now. That door is always closed, they’re always working.”

“The players seem to respond very well, they love it.”

I don’t think the vibe was necessarily bad at LSU before these hires were made. But I think Orgeron recognized that it could become an issue if he wasn’t proactive (which is what makes Orgeron a great coach).

Keeping a high energy vibe around the program is extremely important. One of the biggest problems that programs face is becoming stagnant (just ask Les Miles or Mark Richt).

Orgeron hasn’t been the head coach in Baton Rouge very long, so this isn’t something that’s a huge concern at this point.

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But it’s still encouraging that Coach O is determined to not let it happen on his watch at LSU.