Ed Orgeron won't coach in LSU Tigers' bowl game after qualifying with upset of No. 15 Texas A&M


In Baton Rouge, Ed Orgeron delivered one final 'Geaux Tigers'.

One last time in Death Valley, LSU Head Coach Ed Orgeron says his final words. (0:41)

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Ed Orgeron is leaving LSU.

After LSU upset 15th ranked Texas A&M on Saturday, coach Ed Orgeron decided to not coach in the bowl game. Brad Davis will be the interim coach.

In October, LSU and Orgeron announced that they had reached a separation agreement and that he would not be returning as the head coach next season. He said at the time that he would coach the bowl game if the team reached six wins.

This isn't the first time that Orgeron has been in this position and decided against a bowl game. When he found out that he wasn't going to get the permanent head coaching position at USC, he resigned as interim coach and didn't coach in the bowl game.

Baton Rouge has been unraveling quickly. Two seasons ago, he was in charge of LSU's perfect championship season. He has gone 11-11 over the last two seasons at LSU. He has been accused of improper handling of allegations of sexual misconduct by a player.

At the time of the separation, it was reported that he would receive a full $17 million buyout. In October, he said that he wouldn't coach in 2022.

I want to take a break. He said in the news conference that he has been a coach for 37 years. I think I will have enough money to buy a hamburger and a double meat cheeseburger every now and then. I want to take a break to figure out what I want to do. I think I'm not going to coach, but that could change a month from now. I want to take a break and spend time with my kids.

LSU has been connected to several coaches, including Jimbo Fisher, who has denied that he's leaving A&M for any job this summer.

"I wish the new coach all the best in the world," said Orgeron. I'll always be a fan of LSU.