So why hasn't the university taken the interim tag off yet?
The players clearly love this guy and not just because he brings burgers and fries to team meetings or lets them have real desserts for dessert. He has created an atmosphere that people want to be a part of and are happy to be around. As silly as it might sound, happy players make better players.
It's one thing to make nice with the team, but Orgeron has gone the extra mile and reached out to the band. He recently took the time out to write out thank you letters to each member of the band.
What university would not want that? So why are they hesitating?
There could be any number of reasons. The school is in position right now where they don't need to make a decision just yet. Maybe the school doesn't like Orgeron's past head coaching record (three seasons at Ole Miss; 10-25).
While the winning record he has this season is nice he's only been in charge for five games, and it still has two very tough games left (Stanford this weekend and UCLA at the end of the season). Lose all three and he finishes 7-6; better than Kiffin, but not up to par with USC standards.
Should he win those (and the Colorado game) I can't help but think that he'll become an appealing candidate to someone else if USC doesn't snatch him up.