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The Advocate is reporting that LSU's is focusing in on Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco and ECU head coach Cliff Godwin as top candidates to replace Paul Mainieri.
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LSU has focused its search for a new baseball coach on Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco and East Carolina coach Cliff Godwin, multiple sources with knowledge of the situation told The Advocate | Times-Picayune.

Bianco and Godwin have been considered for the position since the beginning of LSU's search, but their names intensified as serious candidates in recent days. While both men have ties to LSU, Bianco's are the strongest, and he has the support of many former LSU baseball players.
Bianco was a catcher at LSU from 1988-1989 and returned to the Tigers as an assistant coach from 1993-1997. His son, Drew Bianco is a junior infielder and outfielder for LSU.

Bianco has been the head coach at Ole Miss since 2001, compiling an 822-462-1 record with just one trip to the College World Series.

Godwin was an assistant coach at LSU under Mainieri from 2006-2008 and was also an assistant coach at Ole Miss under Bianco from 2011-14. He has been at ECU, his alma mater for the last eight years, taking the pirates to five NCAA regionals and three super regionals.

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30 Comments
1 CWS appearance between them?
Reply1 month
Virginia coach is 50 and has 790-292 record plus 5 trips to Omaha. No way LSU can’t reel him in. These otter guys are simply meh. LSU needs a young bull!
Reply1 month
What makes Bianco want to leave Oxford? He’s got it made there. Don’t know much about Godwin. I like Univ of Michigan coach
Reply1 month
What makes Bianco want to leave Oxford? Maybe he wants to actually win a title one day.
1 month
Underwhelming
Reply1 month
God...............Win................please
Reply1 month
Better be Godwin.
Reply1 month
frick. It’s Bianco
Reply1 month
shite :(
Reply1 month
Rodger Cador out of retirement or the new president is going to be pissed
Reply1 month
It can't be Mike Bianco because LSU has his son on its roster. You can't change the rules now Coach Bianco. Right?
Reply1 month
What?
1 month
Come home Mike! He built ole miss into a top 10 program imagine what he can do at LSU!
Reply1 month
You mean marginal success........NO THX!
1 month
Godwin please. Bianco isn’t an improvement over PM, just another alum.
Reply1 month
Please hire Godwin
Reply1 month
Bianco doesn't have the resume!!!
Reply1 month
"Bianco has been the head coach at Ole Miss since 2021, compiling an 822-462-1 record with just one trip to the College World Series." That's a hell of a lot of games in one year Larry.
Reply1 month
That’s a lot of games on one year
1 month
I want Vitello or Corbin. Bianco can’t reach Omaha. I could settle on Godwin
Reply1 month
Why would Corbin leave? He can offer everyone just about anything.
1 month
And it has "win" in it. The choice is clear.
Reply1 month
His name has God in it too, but that’s a stretch.
1 month
If they do not at least gauge the interest from Dan McDonnell, I would seriously question Woody. His former assistant coach, Lemonis, has his team in the CWS and has had a pretty great record since taking over Miss State. Dan would kill it in Baton Rouge.
Reply1 month
Right. If they do hire Bianco, I hope it at least comes out that McDonnell turned them down. I just can't imagine Woody not contacting him.
1 month
McDonnell is a really good coach and would be a good hire but Bianco and McDonnell are not the only baseball coaches to take over at lsu. Got many candidates out there that do more with less talent and lsu has done poorly with more than enough talent.
1 month
No chest
Reply1 month
Godwin has "God" in it. Obvious choice, I think.
Reply1 month
also has "win" in it
1 month
God wins. Dragon loses.
1 month
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