How did we get to Coach O?

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red bayou showRecently on the Red Bayou Show, me and Scott McKay talked with Charles Hanagriff from 104.5 ESPN Radio in Baton Rouge about the hiring of Ed Orgeron. The conversation starts on Coach O’s qualifications, then quickly turns to a much larger discussion of the process that led us to Orgeron. More specifically, how did so many qualified candidates fall to the wayside so quickly. Also included in that conversation is how the process for hiring Orgeron compared to the process for finding a new coach when Dinardo was let go in 1999. In all, a lot of the discussion revolves around how much falls at the feet of the Athletic Director.

We also discuss what Orgeron needs to do and who he needs to surround himself with in order to be successful.

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Brian Haldane

Brian started in radio in late 2004 as a part-time board operator, but “made his bones” in the business a year later when Hurricane Katrina struck, catapulting him into a full time position covering both news and production of live broadcasts. Haldane was promoted to Program Director in 2008 and held that post until 2011 when he was recruited to help launch a new station. In 2011, Brian helped launch Talk 107.3 FM. He was the morning show co-host, and helped build the show and the station into a top 10 performer. From there, Brian has moved on to work in Inbound Marketing, where he strives to marry the worlds of traditional advertising w/ the marketing methods of tomorrow. He also hosts a number of podcasts, including The Red Bayou Show, which is featured here.

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