It’s pretty simple — you win the natty, they back up the Brinks trucks to your driveway … and that’s exactly what happened for LSU head coach Ed Orgeron!!
Coach O and the Tigers are still basking in their glory following the 42-25 win over Clemson in the College Football Playoff championship game … and as a result, LSU’s beloved leader got a MAJOR pay raise.
How good of a raise?? O just agreed to a 6-year deal exceeding $42 MILLION.
It’s not the lifetime contract Joe Burrow called for in his Heisman acceptance speech … but THINK OF ALL THE CRAWFISH YOU CAN BUY WITH THAT KINDA MONEY!!!!
LSU athletic director Scott Woodward spoke about the decision, saying “Coach O has set a new standard at LSU.”
“He has proven that he is not only a championship coach, but also a leader of a program committed to doing things the right way. He has represented our institution and our state with great pride, on and off the field of play.”
“He is well-deserving of this new contract, which should make clear our commitment to Coach O and the direction of our football program.”
O’s initial salary when he got the gig was $3.5 million a year … and he eventually got bumped up to $4 million earlier this year. Orgeron was tied for the 28th highest-paid coach in college ball.
Now, Orgeron will be one of the highest-paid football coaches in the NCAA … right behind names like Dabo Swinney, Jimbo Fisher, Nick Saban and Jim Harbaugh.
Looks like O won’t have to do any local Hummer commercials anymore.