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College Football analyst David Pollack was on the latest episode of "The ESPN College Football Podcast" with Rece Davis and talked about LSU's search for Ed Orgeron replacement.

Davis said that Scott Woodward should be looking at Alabama offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien and Pollack said he would "hire Dave Aranda."

Davis also agreed that Aranda would be a good choice. Per The Daily Advertiser:
quote:

"I would hire Dave Aranda because — listen, Ed O's antics and what he is and who he is — I like the exact opposite," Pollack said. "I would love to have a cerebral, level-headed guy. I think, again when I'm hiring a coach, I'm taking one side of the ball and it better be elite. I think he's an elite mind when it comes to defense. It's not just at LSU. It's not just at Baylor. It's back at Wisconsin. Like this dude is really, really good."

Aranda was the Wisconsin defensive coordinator from 2013-15. He was then LSU defensive coordinator from 2016-19 before becoming the Baylor head coach in 2020.

"I know my LSU defense is going to be top-notch like it was when he was there," Pollack said. "It's going to be great. I think I'll be structured, I'll be disciplined, I just like the aura of Dave Aranda. I think he'll be a really good fit for LSU. I think he would bring some stability. Listen, LSU is going to recruit itself. It's a big fish in a small pond. People want to go to Louisiana. It's got the pedigree. It's got the winning. There's a lot of it that's already good. I think my first choice would be, I would go Dave Aranda."
What do you think about Aranda possibly coming back to Baton Rouge?

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64 Comments
Hire the guy who changes boys to men. Aranda is our man, bring his family home
Reply11 days
Aranda runs a Les Miles offense, LSU needs to have a real offensive coach.
Reply12 days
I will tell you this. I’d rather watch “option to the short side of the field” all day than to watch this gaping-hole, putrid defense like we’ve had the past two years. Our D used to be filled with killers now half the time they’re playing two-hand touch. Aranda immediately fixes that.
Reply12 days
Yeah frick those shitty defensive minded coaches like saban and belichick. Jesus Christ
Reply12 days
Louisiana has enough talent to be in the top 5 every year. A HC with OC experience that is accountable for good offensive production is our best bet. In today’s game high offensive production is a must. The days of teams holding opponents to single digit scoring with good defense are gone. The offensive skilled players are getting better and the overall college defensive playmaking development has not kept up with offensive production. If you can hold the opponents to 20 points per game and average 30 points per game, you can win, consistently, even in the SEC. Great offensive minds are a dime a dozen and they are taking head coach positions. A great offensive mind HC with a solid DC is what we need. If Aranda is the remaining choice for the job, we need a strong OC and we will be back in it.
Reply13 days
Lord these comments
Reply13 days
Too inexperienced. Too defensive. LSU needs an offensive minded coach to recruit QBs like Joe Burrow. Baylor's offensive is weak passing which is todays football. Riley is the perfect coach. If he wanted to win Championships he would come to LSU. He won't win any at OKL.
Reply13 days
Lulz
13 days
You do realize CEO is the one who recruited Burrow right? Like this is not even debatable. Stop posting shite if you do not even know the facts. You sound like a no talent arse clown.
13 days
Love Aranda but Baylor is going to go all in to keep him but its going to be Napier as HC I believe.
Reply13 days
Napier would be fine
13 days
I agree.
Reply13 days
Can't believe I agree with Pollock on anything. But he's spit on here.
Reply13 days
Aranda should stay at Baylor.
Reply13 days
It’s gonna be Dave.
Reply13 days
I would have never let him go. Demote O make Aranda head coach. ????
Reply13 days
Can’t believe I agree with Pollack
Reply13 days
He ain’t wrong!
Reply14 days
Love it and pretty sure Pollack is MAGA
Reply14 days
WTF. Everybody in America is for MAABP(Make America A Better Place) without diminishing the value of all of our subcultures, ethnicities, races and without bigotry. If that equates to MAGA, everyone one is for it! Yes, Aranda is Mexican/Mayan/American. Mayans are true Natives and was named Americans, by Europeans, after Queen Isabella, of Spain, fired Columbus for beheading people of Mayan descent, during his North American explorations. She considered beheading him. She hired the more civil Amerigo Vespucci to finish the job. Hence, the name of America. She fired Columbus and he died a broken, broke and shamed man. America hailing him as the discoverer of American was a result of a literary myth, written by an American for reading entertainment. Columbus was ostracized, in Europe. Knowing your history helps one to navigate your future, especially if your background include overcoming gruesome challenges. The truth of past is what drives some to greatness. America and LSU would be proud to have Aranda, a native, as the head coach.
13 days
Bluebuck stay off wiki
13 days
Aranda would be a great choice. Tell me why he wouldn’t!!
Reply14 days
rsbd
124
Polelick, should stick to sucking dick and having aids
Reply14 days
Pollack’s the nicest dude ever. Sorry he hurt your feelings by correctly predicting an LSU loss once upon a time
14 days
Sounds good to me!
Reply14 days
He would also probably keep Daronte Jones possibly
14 days
100% support
Reply14 days
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