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LSU Board of Supervisors to vote on pay raise and contract extension for Coach Ed Orgeron

March 19, 2019 - 10:08 am

(WWL.com)

The LSU Board of Supervisors will vote tomorrow on a contract extension and raise for head football coach Ed Orgeron. The proposed deal would extend Orgeron for another two years, through the 2023 season and he’ll get a 14% increase in pay, boosting his salary to four-million dollars a year. Tiger Rag Editor James Moran says the contract seems justified.

“They’re coming after a double digit win season, they signed a big-time, ranked near the top of the country recruiting class and he was earning near the bottom of the league in terms of compensation for a head coach,” said Moran.

Some college football analysts outside of Louisiana said Orgeron was on the hot seat heading into the 2018 season, but that changed after the Tigers outperformed expectations. Moran says the contract extension will help the LSU football program build on last year’s success.

“It generates stability in terms of recruiting in terms of which direction the program is going, which when you consider some of the upheaval going on campus right now is probably a good thing,” said Moran.

Orgeron’s buyout would increase to 10-million dollars with the amount set to decrease by 250-thousand dollars each month through March 2021 and then remain at four-million dollars for the rest of the contract. Athletic Director Joe Alleva has already signed the deal, it just needs the Board’s approval which Moran says should happen.

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