Ed Orgeron Says USC Did Not Hire Him Because He's Not "A Country Club Guy"

Scott Wolf

Ed Orgeron got a long profile tonight on 60 Minutes and he gets asked about USC's failure to hire him.

Reporter Jon Wertheim tells Orgeron he heard the higher-ups at USC said, "we need the kind of guy that has golf clubs in his trunk."

"I'm not a country club guy," Orgeron said.

Orgeron was asked if his accent worked against him at USC?

"Yes," he said. "For sure."

You can watch the full profile here.

Comments (6)
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VandyforSC
VandyforSC

I love Coach O and wish him all the success at LSU, but he - and his players - could have taken decision out of administration’s hands by beating a 22nd ranked UCLA at Coliseum instead of losing handily by three touchdowns in last game (he would have been 7-1). You could argue he would have already been named permanent coach if Trojans had won earlier at Notre Dame (losing 14-10).

Pasadenatrojan
Pasadenatrojan

I guess Mr. Orgeron is not a country club type of guy because he doesn't drink anymore and doesn't make a fool of himself like a lot of members do.

Pasadenatrojan
Pasadenatrojan

Oregeron didn't need golf clubs. He was doing his job running a top notch program. That type of coach doesn't need golf clubs. He was totally sold into working at SC.

Romping in RegalRita
Romping in RegalRita

I have a nice picture with coach O from when I took my son to Camp Kiffin. We bonded over our LA heritage. An unfillable void for USC.