LSU's Orgeron intends to finish season with 'our team'
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron wants to see his final season with the program through to the end, including any potential bowl game.
"This is our team," Orgeron said during the SEC's weekly teleconference on Wednesday, according to ESPN's Alex Scarborough. "I wanted to finish out with it."
Orgeron and the Tigers agreed last week to part ways after the season. LSU will pay the remaining $16.95 million left on his contract.
The Louisiana native led LSU to an undefeated season and a national title in 2020. However, the 60-year-old coach has been unable to recapture that success over the past two campaigns, tallying a 9-8 record since.
Orgeron has said that he would consider different opportunities but will take some time with his family.
"I'm open-minded right now," Orgeron said, "but I do need to take a year off. I want to spend some time with my children."
The 2019 AP Coach of the Year insists that he's not looking past the final five games of the season. "The focus right now is on Ole Miss. Really, not much has changed," Orgeron said.
Orgeron also allegedly mishandled reports that a player committed sexual misconduct. He and LSU are currently defendants in a Title IX lawsuit.