BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A senior official at Louisiana State University (LSU) confirms to WAFB the school is finalizing a contract extension for head football coach Ed Orgeron after giving the Tigers a 10-win season, Fiesta Bowl victory, Number-6 national ranking, and Top 10 recruiting class.
News first broke of the extension Wednesday afternoon, with several news outlets citing unnamed LSU officials as sources in their reports. Orgeron’s current contract is loaded with $1.5 million in incentive bonuses which Orgeron cashed in on for getting LSU to a New Year’s Six bowl game, Amie Just reported for NOLA.com
Officials at LSU did not immediately issue a statement confirming the news after it broke.
No timeline was disclosed on when terms of the extension would be made public or even announced.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.