Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
Ed Orgeron was faced with some big decisions this offseason to hire several new coordinators and coaches to help fix what was a disappointing season for LSU in 2020.

The Tigers parted ways with defensive coordinator Bo Pelini, safety coach Bill Busch, and passing coordinator Scott Linehan. Offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger and defensive line coach Bill Johnson both retired.

Orgeron hired Jake Peetz (OC) and DJ Mangas (PGC) to run the offense and brought in Daronte Jones (DC), Blake Baker (LB), and Andre Carter (DL) to take care of the defense.

According to ESPN's Alex Scarborough, the biggest offseason question for LSU is whether or not Orgeron hired the right coaching staff this time around...
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20. LSU Tigers: Did Ed Orgeron get the coaching staff right this time?

The question that faces LSU this offseason is the same it faced last offseason: Will Ed Orgeron surround himself with a winning coaching staff? Granted, the dismantling of the 2019 Tigers staff was a result of winning a national championship, whereas the 2020 Tigers barely managed to finish at .500, but the result was the same as a slew of coordinators and assistants left or were shown the door. Orgeron is clearly trying to recreate the magic of 2019 by hiring Joe Brady disciples Jake Peetz and DJ Mangas to lead the offense, while former Dave Aranda assistant Daronte Jones was tabbed to serve as offensive coordinator. On paper, they make much more sense than the decision last offseason to bring in Bo Pelini and Scott Linehan, but only time will tell if Orgeron pulled the right levers this go-around. -- Scarborough
How would you rate Orgeron's hires this offseason?
Filed Under: LSU Football
Originally published on TigerDroppings.com

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25 Comments
The real question is whether ESPN has any credibility? The answer is they do not, so any commentary from them will be ignored completely.
Reply2 months
ESPN seems like both the best friend and worst enemy of sports, at various times.
Reply2 months
The DC hire is a real head scratched, not asking the saints permission to interview was insanity! Getting the 4th choice at DC feels like a huge let down!
Reply2 months
No one knows! We will find out game 1!
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Their biggest In-season question will be, "That's ALL the subscribers we have?!!"
Reply2 months
My feeling is Ed O went for a youth movement and that he hit a home run, but we will all have to see and find out.
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No.
Reply2 months
A very easy question to answer. We'll just have to wait and see how the season plays out? Then we can answer that question!
Reply2 months
Why would we hire a Dave Aranda assistant to coach offense? Editors!!!
Reply2 months
Do not mistake Larry or TD for using anyone who knows what an editor is. They can barely read.
2 months
ESPN predicted LSU to go 6-6 in 2018. Instead LSU won 10 games, won the Fiesta Bowl, and finished #6 in the Final Polls. ESPN was sceptical of LSU in 2019 and LSU went 15-0, won the SEC West, won the SEC, blew out OU, and beat Clemson for the National Championship while winning damn near every individual award by LSU players including the Heisman. Then LSU had 14 players drafted in the NFL Draft including 5 in the 1st Round. All this and the ESPN Dumbasses only know that LSU went 5-5 when LSU lost 35 or more players off the 2019 Roster and then lost the starting QB. ESPN is a terrible sports network and is losing money hand over fist. They don't even know how to run ESPN much less have opinions that matter. Screw ESPN.
Reply2 months
ESPN = Way too opinionate, way too liberal, way too many inexperienced personal making predictions, and just too damn prejudice & bias!
2 months
I mean you have an Asian women on nfl live as an analyst for crying out loud lol wtf does she know about playing in the nfl, or football in general. Majority of the people working there are just “journalist” nerds who’ve never played a sport in their life.
2 months
Impressive hires. However, ESPN is terrible and not impressive.
Reply2 months
Who the F*ck cares what ESPN thinks?!?! They don’t know sh*t!!!
2 months
All around homerun! Love the tigers at 40-1 to win the Natty next year! Anytime you have that many returning interior players on both sides of the ball coming back you have a shot!
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A++
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I would be curious to know what ESPN said about LSU's hire in Brady before the 2019 season. Not worried.
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No one will admit that now!!!
2 months
His baby now.
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Mixed bag. DC is not a good hire. The rest are.
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Care to explain your thoughts on the DC?
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Here we go.
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A fourth or fifth choice candidate who was off of everyone's radar and suggested by a former defensive coordinator who wouldn't even put him on his own staff.
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E S P N
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