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Paul Finebaum Asked Ed Orgeron If He Should Be LSU's Permanent Head Coach

Ed Orgeron joined the Paul Finebaum Show Monday and was asked if he should the permanent head coach at LSU.

Ed Orgeron took over coaching duties after LSU dismissed longtime coach, Les Miles, after a disappointing 2-2 start. The newly minted head coach enjoyed a great first week, leading the Tigers to a 42-7 beatdown of Missouri. According to TigerDroppings, Paul Finebaum asked the current Tigers head coach if he should be the permanent LSU head coach.

Finebaum asked:

"Do you think you should be the permanent LSU head coach?"

Orgeron gave a politically correct answer, but said he believes he has a fair shot at the job:

"We'll we're going to see. I feel that there's some support in the administration. I'm from Louisiana but I also understand that pressure to win games at LSU. We have to win games. I think that if we do win games, I will have a fair shot at being the head coach here."

As far as the rest of the season goes, Orgeron had this to say when asked if he should be the head coach if the Tigers finished the season strong:

"We'll see. We need to win some games. We need to beat Florida first. But I do believe that if we have success, I will have a fair shot."

Orgeron got off to a great start, with a blowout victory over the Missouri Tigers in his first week as LSU's head coach. The schedule doesn't get any easier for the Tigers, who travel to Gainesville to take on No. 18 Florida this weekend. If LSU can win that game, the Tigers still face four more ranked opponents before the season's end, including a matchup against rival No. 1 Alabama.

If the Tigers win out, it's difficult to see LSU going in another direction than Orgeron. Except, maybe, for a chance to bring in Tom Herman.