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ESPN college football analyst David Pollack was on “SEC this Morning” with Peter Burns this week and discussed Kentucky head coach as a viable option for the LSU job.

Burns even brought up Notre Dame's Brian Kelly as another option. Per SDS:
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“Mark Stoops, I don’t think he’d be a hot name at LSU, as far as 1, 2, 3 or 4, but let me ask you Peter Burns, I don’t think you’d be upset if they got him, would you?” said Pollack.

Burns, who is a huge LSU fan, agreed that LSU should look seriously at Stoops.

“I’ve said that for weeks and (Chris) Doering can talk about that. Those 2 names off the list, if you went real big, Brian Kelly at Notre Dame because of the program that he’s built and if you can get those recruits, but my goodness, Mark Stoops and what he has had the time to build under Mitch Barnhart has been fantastic as far as developing talent. I think it would be awesome to see that,” said Burns.
What does everyone think about Mark Stoops in Baton Rouge? Or Brian Kelly?
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51 Comments
Stoops would be good here, but i think Woodward tries for a splashier hire first.
Reply25 days
Do any of you really think SW would be influenced by these 'talking heads'. . . .NFW! Relax and enjoy your Sunday - GEAUX SAINTS!
Reply26 days
Uh no
Reply27 days
Stoops wouldn't work at LSU. If they go 9-3, they will want to fire him.
Reply27 days
Aranda
Reply27 days
I like Stoops. Wouldn’t be too mad. But I want Riley and/or Aranda.
Reply27 days
Stoops throws his coaches under the bus. Hell no!
Reply27 days
LSU is going to spend 50 million a year, they are going to get Mel tucker as head coach, lane kiffen as offensive coordinator and Kirby smart as defensive coordinator along with nick saban as recruiting coordinator and head analyst and all the other tops to fill other spots
Reply27 days
This is God awful
Reply28 days
No to both
Reply28 days
Brian Kelly sucks. Can’t do shite with the talent ND has. Stoops would be a much better hire.
Reply28 days
This!
27 days
Pollack hates LSU and wants us to still be bad
Reply28 days
18 years later and he’s still bitter
27 days
He still loves Coates Hall bathrooms.
27 days
He’s the nicest guy ever. You’re a dumbass
26 days
Kelly too old to start changing jobs and rebuilding a program. Stoops would getcha 10 wins a season, but not championships.
Reply28 days
NO AND HELL NO
Reply28 days
Fuk Mark Stoops. He's a lifetime 2nd level coach. No more and never will be
Reply28 days
Better resume than the beloved Mel Tucker and Dave Aranda
26 days
Kelly will never leave South Bend. The only place I could possibly see him going is Bama but next to there he's got one of the best (and secure) jobs in the country.
Reply28 days
"He made LSU look stupid with a much less talent." Meh, two other teams did that, too (not counting Florida, which always has talent). LSU getting crushed at Kentucky was more about Orgeron than it was about Stoops.
Reply28 days
Some of the takes on the LSU job in the sports media are proof that any of us could be commentators. I've not heard very many lucid suggestions. For a program like LSU, coaches like Mike Stoops, Mel Tucker and some others of that ilk have no business being mentioned as candidates right now. Woodward is going big game hunting. I expect a Lincoln Riley or Matt Rhule sort of splash higher out of this athletic Director. Don't believe it? Look at the man's track record throughout his career and you'll see all he does is make big dick hires.
Reply28 days
Yep, like Bo Pelini and all those assistant football hires he oversaw this offseason. Woodward is the most overrated AD in the NCAA and has harmed LSU far more than he has helped it.
28 days
I think Stoops would kill it at LSU. would really like that hire if it happened. As for Kelly I’m not so sure. I guess he’d be aight.
Reply28 days
Let me get this straight…Pelini yells too much and players are sensitive but people want Brian Kelly. He literally has almost passed out on the sideline yelling at players.
Reply28 days
Pelini is a psycho and his defense sucked. When he was a good DC, no one gave a shite how out-of-control he was (is). Them's the breaks.
28 days
Kelly used to explode on the sidelines, but he's changed. Either the Notre Dame administration told him to cool it, or his doctor did. But he's clearly calmer (at least on the outside) in recent years.
25 days
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