After a perfect football season this past year, Coach Ed Orgeron has agreed to a new contract extension that will keep him at LSU until, at least, 2026. The extension is valued at more than $7 million per YEAR to keep him in Baton Rouge. His base salary has increased to $6 million, plus a $5 million split-dollar life insurance policy. In total, according to LSU Sports, the agreement itself is worth more than $42 million… BEFORE bonuses. He’s making the big bucks!
This extension does not come unprecedented. He won the 2019 National Coach of the Year after a 15-0 season with Joe Burrow at his side. Together, they won 12 out of 15 games by DOUBLE-figures, a feat that does not come lightly.
“I’m very appreciative of Scott Woodward, the LSU Board of Supervisors and the state of Louisiana. I’m happy to represent LSU and this great state. My family and I are very grateful, and I look forward to working as hard as possible to continue to win championships at LSU.”
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