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AP source: LSU, Orgeron in extension talks

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, LSU head coach Ed Orgeron leads his team before an NCAA college football game against Southeastern Louisiana, in Baton Rouge, La. Orgeron was the odds’ on favorite to be the first SEC coach fired but has his Tigers are one of the league’s last undefeated teams. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

A person familiar with the situation says LSU and coach Ed Orgeron have begun work on the framework of a contract extension with the hope of putting it before the university system's board of supervisors in March.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because negotiations are ongoing and have not been announced.

LSU went 10-3 with a Fiesta Bowl victory over Central Florida this past season, which was Orgeron's second full season in charge since he took over after Les Miles' firing four games into the 2016 season.

The 2018 campaign was LSU's best in five years and improved Orgeron's overall record to 25-9 as LSU coach as either an interim or permanent basis.

Orgeron's current salary pays a base of $3.5 million plus incentives and runs through the 2021 season.

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