LSU Gives Head Coach Ed Orgeron a Six-Year Contract Extension Worth Over $42 Million

By Kevin Harrish on January 24, 2020 at 7:56 pm
Coach O inks a contract.
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Ed Orgeron got paid.

Fresh off a national title, Coach O inked a hefty contract extension on Friday, kicking off his weekend with a new six-year deal worth over $42 million, before bonuses.

The contract makes him the fifth highest-paid coach in College Football, behind Dabo Swinney, Nick Saban, Jim Harbaugh and Jimbo Fisher.

"Coach O has set a new standard at LSU," said LSU Athletic Director Scott Woodward. "He has proven that he is not only a championship coach, but also a leader of a program committed to doing things the right way. He has represented our institution and our state with great pride, on and off the field of play. He is well-deserving of this new contract, which should make clear our commitment to Coach O and the direction of our football program."

Orgeron was the consensus national coach of the year after guiding LSU to an undefeated season and its first national title since 2007.

With Heisman winner Joe Burrow graduating and heading to the next level, both defensive coordinator Dave Aranda and offensive coordinator and Broyles Award Winner Joe Brady leaving and the bulk of his team either graduating or heading to the NFL, Orgeron's got one hell of a rebuild on his hands next season.

But at least he'll be paid handsomely.

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