Miami football named a potential landing spot for Ed Orgeron by Rivals.Com

Sep 2, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 2, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports /

The hot seat for Manny Diaz has created speculation nationally about who could potentially replace the Hurricanes head coach if he is fired. Rivals.Com is the latest national media outlet to speculate that LSU head coach Ed Orgeron could have the same position with the Miami football program.

LSU and Orgeron agreed on Sunday to part ways at the end of the season. Orgeron will be paid his full $16.9 million buyout by LSU. The speculation on where Orgeron could potentially coach next and who his replacement at LSU could be began immediately. The Miami football program has been posed by a few websites.

Orgeron was the defensive line coach at Miami in 1988 under Jimmy Johnson and from 1989 to 1992 under Dennis Erickson at Miami. Miami had an elite DL in the years under Orgeron. Cortez Kennedy and Russell Maryland were top three NFL Draft picks. Orgeron took a year off after his Miami tenure ended.

Following stints as an assistant defensive coach at Nicholls State, Syracuse and his first stop at USC, Orgeron earned his first head coaching job at Mississippi from 2005–2007. In 2013 Orgeron was the interim head coach at USC. Orgeron has been the head coach at LSU since 2016. Mike Farrell of Rivals profiled Orgeron.

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"1. Miami – If there’s one thing we know that Orgeron can do is recruit, and he does that with the best of them. The U has struggled in recent years to keep the top talent In Dade and Broward counties home, but Coach O would absolutely be able to fix that.Orgeron was a very successful defensive line coach at The U back in the glory days so he knows the tradition well. Is he a good enough coach to turn it around? I’m not sure but imagine the roster talent?"

The summary from Farrell was one of “Five Possible Landing Spots for Ed Orgeron.” Farrell gives the Sunshine State a 60 percent chance in the top five with the programs other than Miami being USC, Florida, Ole Miss and Florida State in that order. The speculation with Orgeron and Miami will continue throughout the season.

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There is a lot of speculation about where Orgeron will coach next and if Miami will fire head coach Manny Diaz. If Diaz is let go sometime between now and the end of the season there has been an equal amount of speculation who could replace him at Miami. Orgeron and the Miami position being open will continue to be polarizing.