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12/7/19 - Atlanta - LSU Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron leads his team onto the field for warmups during the Georgia vs. LSU SEC Football Championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Alyssa Pointer / alyssa.pointer@ajc.com

Report: LSU to parts way with Ed Orgeron, not even 2 years after national title

Ed Orgeron’s time at LSU appears to be up. Not even two full seasons after he led LSU to a national title.

According to a report from Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated reports that Orgeron and the school have reached a separation agreement. Orgeron will finish the season though according to the report.

LSU won the national title in the 2019 season, with the Tigers going 15-0 this season. LSU is also coming off a 49-42 win this past weekend over Florida.

For all the struggles LSU has had lately, LSU is 49-17 under Orgeron. He also went 2-0 against Georgia, winning in 2018 and in 2019.

LSU also saw a number of key coaches depart this team as well in recent seasons. After winning the national title, offensive coordinator Joe Brady left for the same role with the Carolina Panthers. Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda became the Baylor head coach, and currently has the Bears off to a 6-1 start this season.

Orgeron’s replacements for Brady and Aranda each lasted only one season, leading to LSU bringing in new coordinators for this season. The Tigers have had a number of key injuries this season as well, with LSU being without Derek Stingley, Eli Ricks and Myles Brennan on Saturday. LSU also saw its top signee in the 2020 signing class — Arik Gilbert — transfer to Georgia. Gilbert has not yet played this year for Georgia.

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