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Documents filed this week by LSU for the court case between LSU and former defensive coordinator John Chavis revealed a list of candidates that were contacted or interviewed to replace Chavis. Per The Advocate:
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During his search for a defensive coordinator last January, LSU coach Les Miles met with Wisconsin defensive coordinator Dave Aranda, Penn State’s Bob Shoop, Oklahoma’s Mike Stoops and Georgia Tech’s Ted Roof.
The report also says that Miles considered contacting North Carolina defensive coordinator and former Auburn coach Gene Chizik, Louisville’s Todd Grantham, Clemson’s Brent Venables and then-Georgia defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt.

Also mentioned was former Florida head coach and Auburn coordinator Will Muschamp who is now the head coach at South Carolina.
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euquol102 months
The fact that we ended up with Steele tells me there is something going on behind "closed doors" that makes no good candidate want to come here.
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hawgfaninc102 months
lsu was wise wanting the DC that helped accomplish 17-0
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blueboy102 months
And he picked the absolute worst one. Next year will be the real wake up call on that.
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Mulerider102 months
@TheEye I would agree on the short term. We got Steele because he will stay since nobody else would hire him as a DC. It's a safe bet he will be here until fired or retirement.
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TheEye102 months
I can only assume that they felt most of those guys were only going to be here a couple years before they got head coach jobs. Steele is a ways away from that. Proof of this is Boom. I'm not saying I agree with the strategy, but I think it pretty a good thing to consider. It's also possible they turned us down.
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saint amant steve102 months
@Gary Lazer Eyes

Sounds to me like most of these guys turned Les down. Honestly, I could believe it.
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LSUTigersVCURams102 months
Shoop would have been an awesome hire.
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Dingeaux102 months
and we ended up with steele?
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idlewatcher102 months
Muschamp?????
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GeauxPack81102 months
Let's give Aranda another call
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redbullwings102 months
Aranda and Shoop Stoops Roof. Sounds like a dive bar
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Spankum102 months
With the caliber of job that we are talking about, I would expect coach Miles to look at a large group of candidates...not sure why this would be a surprise to anyone...
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monsterballads102 months
almost got shoop and penn state gave him a fat raise.
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mrPresident102 months
Shouldn't this be obvious? Idg why it's news
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Gary Lazer Eyes102 months
All those candidates are better than Steele... Wtf happened?
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tigersells102 months
@rsylve «...sorry spell check did not work
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tigersells102 months
@resylve ??...LOLZ I hear that !!
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rsylve102 months
And out of all these candidates we wind up with Steele? Christ
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Random LSU Hero102 months
So was this post like a troll attempt?
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