BATON ROUGE, La. -- Ed Orgeron will be elevated from beloved interim to LSU’s head coach at a news conference Saturday afternoon, according to reports from The(Baton Rouge) Advocate and FootballScoop.com.
And the Tigers’ potential quarterback of the future couldn’t be happier.
One happy tiger! See you soon Coach O.. 💜💛— Myles Brennan (@mylesbrennan12) November 26, 2016
Brennan, the record-setting QB from St. Stanislaus High (Bay St. Louis, Miss.) told USA TODAY High School Sports that he was thrilled by the decision.
“I love it,” he said. “He’s one heck of a coach. Him and I are very close and I can’t wait to spend my college career with him.”
Brennan said he and Orgeron had a close relationship before he was elevated to interim coach following the firing of Les Miles, but the relationship “grew tremendously throughout the months.”
Brennan, a four-star Under Armour All-American, is ranked as the No. 10 pro-style quarterback in the nation, according to 247Sports. He was named Mississippi Class 4A Mr. Football.
With Orgeron in place, the next step will be finding an offensive coordinator with reports saying that LSU is targeting Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin.
The happiness with the new coach wasn’t only on the offensive side. Four-star Under Armour All-American quarterback Kary Vincent from Memorial (Port Arthur, Texas,) also praised the new coach.
“I’m super-excited for our future,” Vincent said. “I believe he’s totally capable of bringing the program to the next level.”
Vincent is ranked as the No. 13 cornerback in the nation.
Austin Deculus, a four-star Under Armour All-American offensive tackle, told USA TODAY Sports on Saturday that he was “looking for backup” when word came that LSU might be looking for someone other than Orgeron, but that changed with the announcement.
“Honestly my commitment was on the fence when LSU fired Les, but when coach O got moved to the position I was more then happy,” he said. “Then all this talk of hiring someone else as head coach had me looking for backups, but now knowing it’s official that he’s head coach I’m back to 100% on my commitment.
“He deserves that spot and this is only the beginning of the dynasty.”
Deculus is ranked as the No. 9 offensive tackle in the class and No. 38 overall, but the 247Sports Composite.
“Coach O is from back home (Louisiana), but he just brought something LSU needed,” Deculus said. “I knew it was the right pick when he first said, ‘One team, one heartbeat.’
LSU has 18 commits in the Class of 2017. Two players have decommitted since Miles was fired: junior college wide receiver Stephen Guidry and IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) wide receiver Jhamon Ausbon, who committed this week to Texas A&M in his home state.