Recently 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.