Orgeron went 5-2 as Miles' replacement this season, and will be officially introduced in a press conference Saturday afternoon. LSU was reportedly also targeting the likes of Houston's Tom Herman and Florida State's Jimbo Fisher.
The 55-year-old does have coaching experience, as he went 10-25 in three seasons at Ole Miss 10 years ago. He was also the interim coach at USC in 2013, going 6-2 after replacing Lane Kiffin.
LSU's offense has improved the most under Orgeron, as they set multiple marks in his seven games. Their 634 yards in Orergon's first game was the most in school history in conference play. They set a modern-day school record by averaging 10.9 yards per play the next week. Then running back Leonard Fournette set the school's rushing record with 284 yards on the ground against Ole Miss.
The school explained their decision to go with Orgeron as they "chose the guy that wanted the job, rather than the guy that wanted the money." The latter of that statement was referencing Herman, as they said they "weren't going to be held hostage."