Shortly after news broke that Ed Orgeron had resigned as the USC Trojans’ interim coach on Monday, Scott Wolf, staff writer for Los Angeles Daily News, reported that Orgeron has applied for the FAU job.
A source tells me Ed Orgeron has applied for the Florida Atlantic job #USC
— InsideUSC (@InsideUSC) December 2, 2013
After Carl Pelini was fired by FAU’s administration midseason, Brian White was named interim coach. The Owls have notched a 4-0 record under his direction. FAU is bowl eligible with six wins on the season.
Orgeron led the USC to an impressive 6-2 record, after Lane Kiffin’s ousting. However, Athletic Director Pat Haden decided to go in a different direction, hiring Washington coach Steve Sarkisian.
The turnaround made by the Trojans under Orgeron will most likely land him a head coaching job – whether or not that’s at FAU remains to be seen.
**UPDATE 6:54 p.m.**
Bruce Feldman from CBS Sports has reported that the rumors of Orgeron pursing the FAU job are unsubstantiated.
No truth to the report that Ed Orgeron is trying to get the #FAU job, per source.
— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) December 2, 2013