Louisiana State named Ed Orgeron as interim coach on Sunday and posted a picture of him on its website.

His mouth was wide open, it looked like an “O,” which is also his nickname.

He goes by others, one of which is “Mad Man.”

So if you’re keeping score: LSU fired Les Miles, aka “Mad Hatter,” after a 2-2 start, and replaced him with the “Mad Man” from Larose, La.


“Wide open” also perfectly describes the throttle on Orgeron’s motor. The guy is a non-stop, walking, 24-hour energy drink.

When LSU athletic director Joe Alleva shrimp-canned Miles on Sunday, knowing he’s the only coach in the BCS era to lead a two-loss team to the national title, there was little doubt who would babysit the rest of this season.

Orgeron, the Tigers’ defensive line coach, may be the greatest  “interim” coach of our times.

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