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College Baseball insider Kendall Rodgers of D1Baseball is reporting that retired Oregon State baseball coach Pat Casey "has emerged" as the leading candidate for the LSU Baseball job.

The 62-year old coached at Oregon State from 1995–2018 and won three National Championship with the Beavers in 2006, 2007, and 2018. In 2010, Casey was named Coach of the Decade for the years 2000–2009 by Baseball America.

Since retiring in 2018, Casey has been in an administrative role in Oregon State’s athletic department as a special assistant to athletic director Scott Barnes.

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And get a good 4-8 years, then search again?
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4-8 years would be great. Win a couple titles and who cares? We are spoiled.
2 days
You meant 2 years and then search again, the guy wants to be retired and no real interest to get back on recruiting and coaching
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The man has the résumé but is also 112 years old
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This would be a terrible decision why hire a guy that will probably retire in a few years!! We need to find a good young coach to lead us into the future!!
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We do not watch the pedo gate coach.
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He'll fit in perfectly at the new LSJWU
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Great college coaches have an alter ego that has an ever presence on the field of play with his players. That ego knows how to give tough love and, effectively, teach toughness, perseverance and to never quit. It knows how to bring the best out of its players. That Skip Bertman attitude can be age independent. But, the desire and energy to recruit and win has to be very high.
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When paid big money, employers expect big results and and abundance of accountability. Alex Box and its fan base stand tall in the collegiate baseball world. The coach hiring plan has to be a good one.
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Man I think I’d hire the LSUE coach before this guy! Or Goodwin with the LSUE coach as the assistant. He’s obviously got an eye for talent and can coach them up to win championships. I think we can do better and I just can’t see Casey leaving the comfort of the west coast and match the passion here for LSU baseball. I’d rather Cannizzaro tbh. Wasn't he assistant coach the last time we went to the CWS? Then transformed Miss State in like a year? Right before he got into all his troubles. The guy can still coach baseball just keep close tabs on him until he gets going. These jealous opposition fans will always have something to say about the real champion! Their school can’t win a damn thing because their state just don’t produce real champions, Louisiana does and always has. Look at almost any champion in history and it has strong Louisiana ties somewhere! Just the way it is! Tennessee has some rocks, mountains and a nice little stream here or there. That’s about it, but be proud of that, it’s all you have lol.
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Why not get a good coach from a smaller program that just can’t get the top players to sign there where he’s coaching because the market is to small and the kids want to be at a recognizable college like “ The LSU Tigers
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This would be stupid.
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Small bawl!!!
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Lol, somebody got trolled. Dude has been in Oregon damn near his entire life and is retired. Why would he even want to take a 2 or 3 year job at the most and uproot all the way to Louisiana where he knows nothing.
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It's apparent that you are the one that "knows nothing"
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Come again?
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Has to be a bluff. Why would we bring in the guy who welcome the child molester onto his mound?
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Smokescreen
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Has to be
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Why is this even a possibility? Dude is retired for a reason, he wants to chill. No fire in the belly.
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this is BS. dude's like 100
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So will this be Joe or Scott fault when he's hired? Lol
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Please no, no, no, no, NO
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No thanks
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I hear he would consider Ty Cobb as batting coach, Warran Spahn as pitching coach and Pete Rose player adviser.
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I thought Pete Rose would be the financial advisor?
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It would be about as good a short term hire as possible. But how long could this guy possibly coach if hired? I mean he could go till he is 75ish I guess, but I think him being done in 3 or 4 yrs would be more likely than making it 10 plus.
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