A separation agreement between LSU and Orgeron was reportedly finalized on Sunday. Orgeron is expected to complete the 2021 season with the Tigers, per Dellenger.
Orgeron, 60, is 49–17 in his time at LSU, including a national championship victory led by quarterback Joe Burrow to conclude the 2019 season. But the Tigers have struggled as of late, posting a 9–8 record since the start of 2020.
LSU went just 5–5 in last year’s pandemic-shortened season. The Tigers advanced to 4–3 in 2021 on Saturday with a 49–42 win over Florida.
Orgeron drew criticism during his tenure at LSU for failing to properly report allegations of sexual misconduct against players within the Tigers program. He was added as a defendant in a Title IX lawsuit against LSU in June, which alleged that Orgeron knew about and failed to report the alleged rape of a student by former running back Derrius Guice.
Orgeron did not testify after being added as a defendant. He did release a statement, noting Guice’s instances of sexual assault and misconduct were “utterly unacceptable.”
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