LSU’s popular football coach Ed Orgeron is Louisiana’s most well-known state employee. Some even consider him the face of LSU, Louisiana’s flagship university.So Orgeron’s appearance at a political fundraiser for Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards Thursday (April 4) raised some eyebrows, especially in Republican circles.The coach, who grew up outside Houma, introduced Edwards at an event that cost $1,000 to $5,000 per plate to attend. It was held at the LSU Andonie Sports Museum on the university’s campus and all the proceeds are going to Edwards’ reelection efforts. The governor faces two Republicans — Congressman Ralph Abraham and Baton Rouge Businessman Eddie Rispone — on the ballot this fall. “I know the state of Louisiana believes in him just like a championship quarterback,” Orgeron said at the event, according to a recording of the fundraiser on The Advocate’s website.Oregeron is well-liked in Louisiana, and … [Read more...] about Should LSU’s football coach have spoken at a political fundraiser for Louisiana’s governor?
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Jake Lourim Louisville Courier Journal Published 8:44 AM EST Dec 2, 2018 In every Louisville football coaching contract, there is a meticulous section, copied and pasted from contract to contract, for automobile allowance. It is section 7(b) on page 5 of the latest version of the contracts. It begins, “The Employer shall provide Coach an automobile allowance in the amount of $500.00 per month,” and follows with disclaimers about insurance and liability. When athletic director Vince Tyra traveled to West Lafayette, Indiana, on Tuesday to meet with his top candidate for head football coach, he brought a contract with his best offer. But he added a twist. In the section for car allowance, he wrote in “red 2019 Honda Accord.” Jeff Brohm has become famous for the 2004 Honda Accord he drives around despite making a $3.8 million salary, a symbol of a man defined more by diligence than flash. When Tyra recruited him to become Louisville’s next football … [Read more...] about Vince Tyra hiring Louisville football coach in his own way
Christine Brennan USA TODAY Published 9:20 p.m. UTC Aug 15, 2018 As college football season approaches, Urban Meyer and D.J. Durkin are dangling by a thread. One coach far more famous than the other, both irreparably weakened, they are destined to be viewed more as villain than hero as time passes, the power and platform they thought was always going to be theirs disappearing by the day even if they survive and keep their jobs – which they should not. If they practiced what they preached, Ohio State’s Meyer and Maryland’s Durkin would already be gone. They wouldn’t have waited for investigators to tell them what they already know: that they failed miserably as teachers of student-athletes and representatives of their university. If they paid attention to their own mighty locker-room bluster about team and family and molding young men in their image, they would have acknowledged their failures and quit by now. But Meyer and Durkin are not the kind of good … [Read more...] about Urban Meyer, DJ Durkin have failed as football coaches and human beings
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