Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports
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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1 CWS appearance between them?
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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!
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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
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What makes Bianco want to leave Oxford? Maybe he wants to actually win a title one day.
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Underwhelming
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God...............Win................please
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Better be Godwin.
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frick. It’s Bianco
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shite :(
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Rodger Cador out of retirement or the new president is going to be pissed
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It can't be Mike Bianco because LSU has his son on its roster. You can't change the rules now Coach Bianco. Right?
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What?
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Come home Mike! He built ole miss into a top 10 program imagine what he can do at LSU!
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You mean marginal success........NO THX!
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Godwin please. Bianco isn’t an improvement over PM, just another alum.
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Please hire Godwin
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Bianco doesn't have the resume!!!
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"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.
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That’s a lot of games on one year
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I want Vitello or Corbin. Bianco can’t reach Omaha. I could settle on Godwin
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Why would Corbin leave? He can offer everyone just about anything.
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And it has "win" in it. The choice is clear.
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His name has God in it too, but that’s a stretch.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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No chest
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Godwin has "God" in it. Obvious choice, I think.
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also has "win" in it
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God wins. Dragon loses.
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