Ed Orgeron, LSU Reportedly Agree to 6-Year, $42 Million Contract Extension

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJanuary 24, 2020

Ed Orgeron speaks during a news conference after their teams win in the NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in New Orleans. LSU won 42-25 over Clemson on Monday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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Fresh off a historic season and a national championship, LSU has rewarded head coach Ed Orgeron with a new contract.  

Per Bruce Feldman of The Athletic and Fox Sports, Orgeron and the Tigers have agreed to a six-year, $42 million extension. 

This marks the second straight year in which Coach O has received an extension from LSU. His deal in 2019 added two years to his contract and increased his annual salary to $4 million. 

Per USA Today, Orgeron's salary in 2019 was tied for 28th among all FBS coaches with Arkansas' Chad Morris, Illinois' Lovie Smith and Virginia Tech's Justin Fuente.

When LSU originally hired Orgeron as its full-time head coach in November 2016, he received a five-year deal. The 58-year-old took over on an interim basis early in the 2016 season after Les Miles was fired. 

In four seasons leading the Tigers, Orgeron has compiled a 40-9 record (23-7 in the SEC). They have won bowl games in three of the past four years, including the Peach Bowl and College Football Playoff Championship in 2019. 

LSU set a program record with 15 wins last season and went undefeated for the first time since 1958.

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