Oregeron led his hometown team to a 15-0 season in 2019, including an SEC Championship, and big wins over Alabama Auburn, Georgia, Ohio State, and Clemson en route to the National Title in New Orleans. They pulled off a 42-25 win over the defending champions at the Mercedes Benz Superdome two Mondays ago, which gave them their first title since the 2007 season, when it was known as the BCS National Title. That led to Oregeron receiving the Paul "Bear" Braynt Coach of the Year Award, following suit with his Heisman Trophy winning quarterback, Joe Burrow.
The LSU coach took over the program in the 2016 season and they have gone 40-9 since then, with their one tough obstacle being their inability to beat Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson Tide. That ended this season in November, and Oregeron is now 11-1 in his past 12 contests against top-10 teams. He was making just $4 million this past season, but even with this new contract, he still ranks behind Saban, Jimbo Fisher of Texas A&M, Kirby Smart of Georgia, and Gus Malzahn of Auburn in base salary.
LSU remains a top contender for the College Football Playoffs in the 2020 season, despite losing a 5,671-yard quarterback in Burrow to the NFL Draft. Due to their coach and the remaining talent on the roster, LSU sits at No. 4 in ESPN's way too early top 25 for next season. And that may be the constant for years to come with Oregeron sticking around in the yellow and purple.