After a successful second season as the Tigers' full-time head coach, LSU is prepared to sign up for two more years of the Ed Orgeron experience.
LSU's Board of Supervisors is set to approve on Wednesday a 2-year extension for Orgeron, which includes a $500,000 raise and an additional $400,000 in incentives.
This chart, provided by SI.com's Ross Dellenger, breaks it down handily:
The extension would also increase Orgeron's buyout, to $10 million, then decreasing $250,000 a month through March 2021, where it would sit at $4 million through the end of the contract. Orgeron's original contract called for a two-way buyout, starting at $12 million and dropping to $1 million over the life of the deal, which would make both sides equally liable for breaking the contract. One would assume this extension would continue that arrangement.
Orgeron's current buyout was approximately $6 million; and would have been down to $1 million in 20 months. Not real sure what leverage Orgeron had on LSU's administration to get this big bump (should they decide to make a change); but good for him.
Additionally, LSU is set to approve a 3-year contract for new passing game coordinator Joe Brady at $400,000 per year, according to Brody Miller of Nola.com. Jerry Sullivan, LSU's previous passing game coordinator, made $450,000 in the same position.
Safeties coach Bill Busch is also set to take in a $50,000 raise, to $425,000, after multiple schools made runs at him for their defensive coordinator vacancies, according to Miller.
LSU went 10-3 in 2018, winning the Fiesta Bowl and finishing with the No. 6 ranking in the AP poll, the school's highest year-end ranking since a No. 2 finish in 2011.
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