He is viewed as one of the coaches a tier down from Saban, Miles and Spurier. Seeing how hard is was for Spurrier at SC, I can't see anyone doing much better.
He coaches a dreadfully historic patsy program in the toughest division in the toughest conference and doesn't get to play MSU!
Ed Orgeron cleaned Crooms clock with recruits in state and the program was heading off a cliff when he arrived. He now has depth and better players.
He plays Alabama, Arkansas, LSU and Auburn competitively with far less talent. MSU has lost close games to highly ranked teams, a reversal of breaks is due
3-0 against Rival Ole Miss in Egg Bowl - 2-0 in Bowl Games
2009 - 5-7. 4 point loss to LSU,
2010 - 9-4 Won Gator Bowl
2011 - 7-6 Won Music City Bowl. some losses LSU 9-16, SC 12-14, Auburn 34-41.