With the season just around the corner, we’re going to find out how Ed Orgeron is going to do in his second chance.
Orgeron became LSU’s full-time coach in November after taking over on an interim basis in September following the dismissal of Les Miles. Orgeron moved quickly to retain Dave Aranda as defensive coordinator and later brought in Matt Canada as offensive coordinator. He brought in the No. 7 recruiting class for the 2017 cycle and has the No. 5 class for 2018. That latter number is just behind Tennessee, leaving the Tigers second in the SEC.
The Tigers had the second-highest SEC ranking in the first coaches poll, coming in at No. 12.
For LSU, the quarterback battle will be one to watch. Returning starter Danny Etling is considered the favorite and is recovering from back surgery, but the competition is far from over. Freshman quarterback Myles Brennan has looked good in practices. Whoever is named the starter has the luxury of handing the ball to Derrius Guice, one of the country’s best running backs and recently named first-team preseason All-SEC.
In SEC Country’s previous approval poll, Orgeron had a big jump, coming in with an 86 approval rating, good for fifth in the SEC. In the past month, the Tigers have seen a slip in the recruiting rankings, as they now have the No. 4 class in the SEC.
Orgeron reportedly signed a five-year, $17.5 million contract with LSU. The Sept. 2 game against BYU will be his first season opener as a team’s coach since 2007, when he was with Ole Miss. In addition to an interim stint last season, he also served as interim coach at Southern Cal in 2013.
Vote on Ed Orgeron’s approval rating
The SEC Country approval rating poll is designed to give an indication of fan happiness over a period of time.
Our formula is based on the percentage of respondents who select each answer. We multiply that percentage by the following factors: 1 (strongly approve), 0.67 (approve), 0.33 (disapprove) and 0.0 (strongly disapprove). In other words, if 50 percent of respondents select “strongly approve” and 50 percent select “approve,” the formula would be (50 x 1) + (50 x 0.67) = 83.5% approval rating.
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