Some LSU Fans Are Not Happy With The Ensminger Hire
This week, Ed Orgeron and the LSU Football program promoted long-time coach Steve Ensminger to Offensive Coordinator, replacing the exiting Matt Canada. Most people recognize Ensminger as a "lifetime" Tiger. He was born in Baton Rouge, then played quarterback in Baton Rouge in the late 70s, before moving into an NFL career that included time with the New Orleans Saints.
Ensminger coached at Nichols State, Louisiana Tech, McNeeese State, and even some high schools with Baton Rouge Central and West Monroe High School during his coaching career. He also has some SEC stripes on his resume, with stops at Georgia and Auburn, before landing back at LSU in 2010, where he's been ever since.
So why are some LSU fans upset with Ensminger being named the OC?
Likely because the national media, like CBS are framing this as a "risky" hire. Trying to thread Athletic Director Joe Alleva's job to Coach O, and now Orgeron's job to Ensminger. Essentially saying if Ensminger doesn't work out, it will cost O his gig, which will cost Alleva his job...and LSU fans are eating it up.
The way LSU fans follow this hypothetical thread of responsibility is why fans of other programs claim to hate the Tiger fanbase.
Even if some fans aren't happy with the hire, we know Coach O is. Here's more on Orgeron's thoughts from the Louisiana Radio Network:
"The LSU fan base might not be excited that Steve Ensminger is the Tigers new offensive coordinator, but Coach Ed Orgeron is thrilled he’ll be calling plays in 2018. Coach O says based on what Ensminger did as an interim offensive coordinator, he should be able to excel now that he has the job on a full-time basis.
LSU officially named Greg McMahon as its special teams coordinator. McMahon spent last season an analyst. He was the special teams coordinator for the Saints the nine previous seasons."