Ed Orgeron says he plans to return to coaching after year off 247 Sports

Former LSU head football coach Ed Orgeron is adamant that he does not want to coach anywhere in the 2022 season, be it at the collegiate level or in the NFL. But that does not mean that the national championship winning coach is shutting the door on a return.

In fact, he knows he wants to make a comeback. Orgeron revealed his plans for the future on a recent interview with the Dan Patrick Show.

“I want to take a year off,” Orgeron said. “Think about this — I’ve been going to a university, since I started college, for 42 years. I want to just take one year off. Settle down. Let the dust settle. I have three great sons. In fact, my twins it’s their birthday today… They all want to coach. My oldest son Tyler is 29. We’re trying to get them analyst jobs. Get them in college because they were all going to be with me so there’s a little adjustment there. We got one settled. One is going to take the year off and one is going to try to get in the NFL. I want to spend my time working with them. Settle down and then see what’s available for me next year.”

Orgeron posted a 6-6 record with the Tigers in 2021, though news of his eventual release broke midseason. LSU’s administration announced Oct. 17, following a win against Florida, that the Tigers and Orgeron reached a mutual separation agreement. Orgeron finished out the year but did not coach in LSU’s Texas Bowl loss to Kansas State.

Author: Lucy Green