LSU confirmed Wednesday morning that former Ole Miss head coach and Louisiana native Ed Orgeron has been hired as the Tigers new defensive line coach.
Orgeron, 57, was the interim head coach at USC after Lane Kiffin was fired in 2013. Per ESPN:
Orgeron was out of college football last season after he led USC to a 6-2 record following the firing of then-coach Lane Kiffin in 2013. Ultimately the Trojans hired Steve Sarkisian, who finished the season with a 9-4 record, including a bowl win over Nebraska.
In October, Orgeron told ESPN's Chris Low that "everything happens for a reason, but I can tell you that I'm more ready than I've ever been to go back."
Orgeron will replace Brick Haley who is being offered a non-coaching position with the staff at LSU.