Over the weekend, LSU officially announced that Ed Orgeron will not return as the Tigers head coach next season.
LSU becomes the latest college football program with a head coaching opening. Earlier this season, the USC Trojans fired head coach Clay Helton.
But which job is better? That’s a question ESPN’s Paul Finebaum attempted to answer.
“Keyshawn, I’m glad you asked me that question and it’s a legitimate question and my answer is very simply, LSU,” Finebaum said this week on ESPN. “Why? Because I think LSU is a standalone state.”
Here’s more of what he said, via 247Sports:
There is no competition. You can not live entirely off Louisiana products, but you can live well off of products just from that one state. Ed Orgeron has lost a lot of those players. Just look at the Alabama roster. There’s plenty of Louisiana kids playing.
I know the greatness of USC and I think it can be great again, but the last three LSU Football coaches have won national championships. When you have a program, when Les Miles and Ed Orgeron can win national championships at your program, anybody can because I don’t think either one of them are great football coaches.
LSU competes in a much tougher conference, but the recruiting benefits are very clear. Then again, the state of California is ripe with talent as well.
Which job is better?