See former LSU football coach Ed Orgeron on the sidelines at Ponchatoula vs. Acadiana playoff game

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Ed Orgeron is doing something he hasn't done in decades — watch a high school football game on the sidelines for fun.

The former LSU head coach was seen on the sidelines at the LHSAA Class 5A playoff game between Acadiana and Ponchatoula alongside good friend Benny Latino, a former Southeastern Louisiana baseball player.

Orgeron has recruited several football players on the field in Ponchatoula, including the Green Wave's five-star safety Jacoby Mathews and Acadiana's Laterrance Welch. Orgeron is also good friends with Ponchatoula coach Hank Tierney, who led the Green Wave to a 43-36 win over Acadiana. It was Tierney's 300th career win.

Former LSU football coach Ed Orgeron was on the sidelines for the Acadiana vs. Ponchatoula Class 5A playoff game on Friday, Dec. 3.
Former LSU football coach Ed Orgeron was on the sidelines for the Acadiana vs. Ponchatoula Class 5A playoff game on Friday, Dec. 3.

Orgeron coached his last Tigers game on Saturday, Nov. 27 where LSU beat Texas A&M 27-24. Orgeron announced earlier this season he would not return in 2022. Notre Dame's Brian Kelly will take over the Tigers next season.

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Daniella Medina is a digital producer for the USA TODAY Network. Follow her on Twitter @danimedinanews.

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This article originally appeared on Lafayette Daily Advertiser: Ed Orgeron on the sidelines at Acadiana vs. Ponchatoula playoff game