BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - 53-year-old Ed Orgeron will become a member of the LSU coaching staff under head coach Les Miles. LSU confirmed that the Louisiana native has been hired to coach the defensive line.
The former Ole Miss head coach stepped away from the coaching ranks last season after guiding Southern Cal to 6 wins and 2 losses on an interim basis, after the Trojans fired then-coach Lance Kiffin in 2013.
Miles released a statement and said, "Ed is an expert when it comes to the defensive line. He will bring tremendous enthusiasm and energy to our program. His passion and love for the state of Louisiana makes him a great fit for us."
Orgeron is one of the top recruiters in college football and proved that when he coached Ole Miss from 2005 to 2007. Many of his recruits are playing in the NFL.
LSU defensive line coach Brick Haley has been reassigned within the department and he might decide to join former Tigers defensive coordinator John Chavis at Texas A&M. He recently signed a new two-year contract with LSU.
Orgeron has a personality that people love and especially high school football seniors. His hiring can only help LSU in its recruiting efforts especially when the Tigers go head-to-head with other SEC teams, especially Alabama.
All LSU fans are giving Les Miles a thumbs up for hiring Orgeron. He may be able to switch some top-notch recruits to the Bayou State before national signing day on February 4.