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Posted: Saturday, 26 November 2016 12:30PM

Ed Orgeron, with LSU going well, to stay as coach



LSU is sticking with Ed Orgeron, giving the interim football coach the job on a permanent basis.
 
The announcement by athletic director Joe Alleva on Saturday comes two days after the No. 25 Tigers defeated No. 22 Texas A&M 54-39. Following Thursday night's game, chants of ``Keep coach O'' could be heard from LSU's locker room.
 
Alleva says LSU knows Orgeron's heart is with LSU and ``his strengths are going to be tremendous'' at the school.
 
Orgeron has gone 5-2 since taking over for Les Miles, who was fired in late September after LSU started 2-2. LSU's two losses since Orgeron was promoted came against No. 1 Alabama and 13 Florida, the Southeastern Conference East Division champion.
 
This is the second winning interim stint at a major program for Orgeron, a 55-year-old Louisianan who went 6-2 at USC after Lane Kiffin was fired in 2013.

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