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Several potential candidates for the LSU head coaching job will be in action this weekend in some big-time marque games. With the Tigers off this week, here are some matchups LSU fans might want to pay attention to on Saturday:

Luke Fickell
Final: No. 2 Cincinnati beat Tulane, 31-12.

Mel Tucker
Final: No. 8 Michigan State beat No. 6 Michigan, 37-33.

Dave Aranda
Final: No. 16 Baylor beat Texas, 31-24.

Billy Napier
Final: Louisiana beat Texas State, 45-0.

Matt Campbell
Final: No. 22 Iowa State lost to West Virginia, 38-31.

Lincoln Riley
Final: No. 4 Oklahoma beat Texas Tech, 52-21.

Lane Kiffin
Final: No. 10 Ole Miss lost to No. 18 Auburn, 31-20.

Mark Stoops
Final: No. 12 Kentucky lost to Mississippi State, 31-17.

Mike Gundy
Final: No. 15 Oklahoma State beat Kansas, 55-3.

Brian Kelly
Final: No. 11 Notre Dame beat North Carolina, 44-34.

James Franklin
Final: No. 20 Penn State lost to No. 5 Ohio State, 33-24.
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Mel Tucker
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Mike gundy, Brian Kelly, James Franklin, Lane kiffin??? Lol really? Hell no. Gimme fickell, or aranda. Second choices Napier, tucker or maybe Campbell.
Reply1 month
Tucker would be a fool to leave Michigan State especially to come to LSU!! No offense to the LSU job-but Tucker has things going up there.
Reply1 month
One decent season (so far) at MSU & Tucker ‘has things goin’ too much for him to consider a Top 5 (LSU) Head Coaches position? No thanks. Id rather Campbell, Stoops, Franklin, Fickell……the list goes on & on
1 month
You may come get Stoops after tonight if you want him.
Reply1 month
Kiffinites! Stop looking at the shiny object.
Reply1 month
Kiffin not coming to LSU so move on! Napier or Tucker, but feel tucker will stay at state
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The only game for me to watch is the Ole Miss vs. Auburn game. As Lane Kiffin is by far the most qualified head coaching candidate by far.
Reply1 month
So you want to replace LSU's coach with the coach LSU's coach replaced at USC? Gotcha
1 month
Looks like florida will be like looking for a coach too.
Reply1 month
Am I the only person who wouldn't be disappointed with Mel Tucker?
Reply1 month
Was excited about him . After watching their game today it looked like St was s very well coached team.
1 month
I just dont think he leaves Michigan St. He is a good coach, but I just dont see him leaving.
1 month
Yeah. I mean this is the first season since he has been a head coach that he has had success. If you want to roll the dice then pick Mel Tucker who has just slightly more head coaching experience relative to Dave Aranda with a year less. Nonetheless, both of them pail in comparison to the experience of success relative to Lane Kiffin.
1 month
Gundy is way too based for Tate to allow the hire. He would be good here though.
Reply1 month
Cincy coach not increasing his stock so far in the Tulane game
Reply1 month
Virtually none of those are LSU coaching candidates :lol:
Reply1 month
Lincoln Riley and Mike Gundy are the only two on this list I want. If everything else falls through, Aranda would be a good choice. But I think Woodward is going to surprise us all with the hire. And it won't be a second-tier coach like most of these that are listed.
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No it will be
1 month
Lincoln Riley is a pipe dream. Not to mention how do you know he would be good in the SEC where defenses rule? You don't.
1 month
Woodward likes Riley, but he's not the only guy on the list. The criteria is pretty simple. Who has won a natty, been in the CFP final four, won a conference championship or beat Saban. That's a much shorter list, and a very different one from what the media keeps churning out. He'll do something fairly unexpected I believe. Like Lincoln Riley, Matt Rhule or the rehabilitated Hugh Freeze. Who knows, but I don't think it will be as obvious as Franklin, Kiffen, or Tucker.
1 month
So... pretty much all of them.
Reply1 month
Don’t waste your time. This hire will come out of left field as all of his hires have so far.
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Lincoln Riley or bust!
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Pipe dream or bust.
1 month
Mike Gundy? I like the guy and he’s a good coach, but not for us.
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1. Lincoln Riley 2. Luke Fickell 3. Dave Arranda 4. I guess Napier if it gets to him (it shouldn’t)
Reply1 month
What coach, who has already established himself, would want to come here?
Reply1 month
You forgot Saban
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