Multiple sources are reporting that Mississippi State defensive coordinator Zach Arnett flew to Baton Rouge Tuesday morning to interview with Ed Orgeron for the DC position on LSU's staff.
Ben Portnoy with The Dispatch
was the first to report the news:
The Dispatch learned Tuesday morning that Arnett boarded an LSU-chartered plane bound for Baton Rouge. A source with immediate knowledge of the situation told The Dispatch Arnett's involvement with the Tigers' vacant defensive coordinator job is currently "just a conversation," and that nothing had been signed as of Tuesday morning.
Arnett, who just completed his first season at MSU, received a three-year extension worth north of $1 million annually in December according to a separate source.
A former linebacker at New Mexico, Arnett instituted a 3-3-5 system at MSU this fall that helped the Bulldogs finish with the fifth best unit in the Southeastern Conference despite a massive overhaul that included opt outs and injuries. Most notably, the Bulldogs upset the then-No. 6 Tigers during Week 1 in Baton Rouge, the same day LSU honored its 2019 national championship team.
Portnoy reports that Arnett is also being mentioned for the defensive coordinator jobs at Texas and Oregon.