Lane Kiffin gets his man after all.
Ed Orgeron is headed to Tennessee.
The former Ole Miss head coach, who spent the 2008 season as the New Orleans Saints defensive line coach, confirmed via text message this afternoon that he has accepted an offer to be the Volunteers recruiting coordinator, defensive line coach and will have the title of associate head coach.
“I’m so excited,” Orgeron said via phone. “I get to coach with Monte [Kiffin] and I’m getting to recruit again. It’s pedal to the metal and I can’t wait to get up there.”
Six hundred and fifty thousand dollars a year is all it took. That’s close to $2 million per year for two assistant coaches in Knoxville. Wow. It had better be worth it.