LSU coach Ed Orgeron is not going to return to the staff for the 2022 season, in response to a number of reviews.
Orgeron coached the Tigers to a nationwide championship when Joe Burrow, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase led the staff. Sports activities Illustrated reported Sunday that Orgeron would end out the season earlier than in the end stepping down.
For the reason that nationwide championship season, LSU has not produced the identical outcomes on the sector. The staff completed 5-5 within the coronavirus pandemic-impacted season, began the 2021 season 4-3 and has losses to UCLA, Auburn and Kentucky. The staff did upset Florida Saturday.
In accordance with Sports Illustrated, negotiations between Orgeron and LSU began earlier than the Florida sport.
The on-field outcomes will not be the one issue within the eventual departure.
LSU and Orgeron’s dealing with of sexual misconduct complaints has come underneath scrutiny. Revelations made earlier this 12 months about how the allegations have been dealt with price Les Miles his job at Kansas and ex-LSU president F. King Alexander his job at Oregon State.
A $50 million lawsuit filed by present LSU Affiliate Athletic Director Sharon Lewis alleged sure present or former LSU athletic administration members and soccer workers conspired to retaliate towards her when she tried to report Miles’ alleged advances towards feminine college students. He’s additionally accused of failing to report a sexual assault allegation towards former working again Derrius Guice.
Orgeron took over for Miles in 2017. Allegations of sexual misconduct or bodily abuse have been filed towards no less than 9 former gamers who performed for Orgeron, in response to USA Today.
The Related Press contributed to this report.