LSU Football: Why not one person should feel bad for Ed Orgeron

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LSU football is moving on from Ed Orgeron after the 2021 season.

The program announced the decision in a joint press conference on Sunday evening with Orgeron and Tigers athletic director Scott Woodward.

Orgeron and Woodward met after LSU’s loss to Kentucky and decided that a change would be made after the season.

According to USA Today, Orgeron will be owed a buyout of nearly $17.1 million.

USA Today also noted that Orgeron “has no duty to mitigate that amount by seeking another job”.

As a result of that detail, Orgeron said on Sunday evening that he plans to take a year off from coaching.

Why not one person should feel bad for Ed Orgeron

This is certainly a sad way for Orgeron’s time at LSU to end.

The Louisiana native, who played at LSU for one season, was on top of the world less than two years.

Orgeron led the Tigers to possibly the greatest season ever by a college football team. He was then rewarded with a rich contract extension worth $42 million over six years.

And now it’s over.

But don’t feel bad for Coach O. Please don’t.

This man got to live his dream. He was the head coach of the program that means the most to him for five full seasons (plus his stint as the interim head coach in 2016). He got to live a magical season that few coaches will ever get to experience.

For a brief period of time, Orgeron was the king of college football.

And he made a LOT of cash during that time.

Coach O is leaving LSU with a championship ring and a fat wallet.

I think any of us would trade places with him in a heartbeat.

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Most college football coaches will eventually be fired. Very few get to retire with grace.

If it was going to end for Orgeron, this was probably the best way for it to end.

Smile for Coach O. He’s one of the luckiest men on earth.