Mandeville’s Ogeron Joining Tiger Staff
The LSU Tigers conducted a press conference yesterday introducing newly hired defensive coordinator Kevin Steele and Ed Orgeron as their new defensive line coach. LSU head coach Les Miles announced the hiring yesterday morning of Orgeron on the heals of selecting Steele to be the Bayou Bengals DC. Orgeron is one of the premier defensive line coaches and recruiters in college football. Orgeron, a Louisiana native played college ball at South Lafourche High School in Galian with former Saints QB and WWL radio analyst the “Cajun Cannon” Bobby Hebert. Miles said, “Ed is an expert when it comes to the defensive line. He will bring tremendous enthusiasm and energy to our program. His passion and love for the state of Louisiana makes him a great fit for us,” Miles said.
Orgeron’s last coaching job was at Southern Cal where he served as recruiting coordinator and defensive line coach for the Trojans for four years (2010-2013). Orgeron was elevated to interim head coach at USC for the final eight games of the 2013 season, helping to lead the Trojans to a 6-2 mark under his leadership. Orgeron was also the head coach at Ole Miss from 2005-07, posting a 10-25 record. Orgeron said he wants to get after the quarterback and wants his players to be aggressive and have fun playing the game. Orgeron currently resides with his wife Kelly in Mandeville. They have three sons Tyler and twins Parker and Cody, who play football and tennis for the Mandeville Skippers.
Steele, meanwhile served as the linebackers coach for the Alabama Crimson Tide this past season and as the director of player personnel in 2013. Steele was the head coach of the Baylor Bears (1999-2002) and has NFL experience coaching linebackers with the Carolina Panthers (1995-98). On paper it looks like Les Miles and the Fighting Tigers have made two solid additions to their coaching staff so welcome aboard to Kevin Steele, the new defensive coordinator and Ed Orgeron, the new defensive line coach.