Friday, January 2, 2009. (AP) -- New Orleans Saints assistant and former Mississippi coach Ed Orgeron is returning to the Southeastern Conference as part of Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin's staff.
Tennessee announced Friday that Orgeron will work as an assistant head coach, recruiting coordinator and defensive line coach.
The Larose, La., native spent the last season as the defensive line coach for the Saints after being fired as Mississippi coach after three seasons. He has also worked as an assistant at Miami, Syracuse and Southern California.
Orgeron and Kiffin worked together as assistants under USC coach Pete Carroll from 2001 to 2004.
Orgeron worked as recruiting coordinator for the Trojans, with several classes ranked in the nation's top five by analysts.
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