Joel Klatt On Ed Orgeron’s Future
Joel Klatt appeared on Colin Cowherd’s radio show this past week to discuss all things college football.
One of the things that came up was Ed Orgeron’s future, in light of LSU’s unfortunate Week 1 defeat at the hands of Mississippi State.
As far as Klatt is concerned, Orgeron’s job is safe for the foreseeable future.
“Two things,” he said.
“One is, they were so historically great a year ago, that’s going to carry him for a while. That 15-0 was extraordinary. Number two is, with the pandemic and financial hit these programs are taking, you’re not going to see a lot of people making coaching regardless, much less with guys with big buyouts.
“A third point, and to your point, I can’t wait to see him without Joe Burrow and without Joe Brady because the fact remains, to be a great coach in college football, you have to win, not just once, but over cycles of recruits.
“We know Nick Saban is a great coach, we know Dabo Swinney is a great coach, we know Urban Meyer was a great coach, we’re still seeing this being proven out with Lincoln Riley or Ryan Day, and all those young coaches, because we’ve seen guys win over cycles of recruits. We don’t know if Ed Orgeron can do that. Are they going to go right back to being that 10-3, 9-4 LSU team that was prior to Burrow and Brady?”
How long will LSU keep Orgeron around? Time will tell. But Klatt is probably right. He isn’t going anywhere for a while.