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UPDATE: Dave Aranda has turned down Texas A&M and will remain at LSU.

Multiple sources are reporting that Texas A&M will make a serious attempt to hire LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda away from Baton Rouge.

According to many reports, Aranda is being offered a substantial amount of money and the freedom to hand pick his own staff.

Aranda is currently college football's highest-paid coordinator with a total pay of $1.8 million. In 2016, Aranda agreed to a new three-year contract to remain with the Tigers and received the title of associate head coach. Per The Advocate:
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Aranda already is the highest paid assistant in college football, set to make $1.85 million this year under a contract that runs through the 2019 season. A stipulation in his contract calls for him to pay a buyout of 40 percent of his remaining salary if he were to leave for a non-head coaching position less than 500 miles from LSU's campus. That amount would be about $1.5 million in this case.

LSU officials are aware of A&M's latest pursuit of the most celebrated member of its staff. They expect to meet with the coach at some point soon to discuss finances.
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77 Comments
if that happens, this program will implode
Reply6 months
If he leaves, I’ll probably take a break from the program until the next big staff change.
6 months
If we dont match whatever they offer then we are less concerned with winning than we even thought.
Reply6 months
Why does everyone assume LSU won’t match an offer? Aranda has been at LSU for 3 seasons, and has gotten a raise every year! He’s the highest paid assistant in college football! Money is not an issue. LSU has deep pockets, too!
6 months
Do you know who F. King Alexander is?
6 months
hold on to aranda, watch a&m piss away millions on jimbo and continue to lose, ??? profit
Reply6 months
best comment yet
6 months
It’s funny how little brother A&M always wants to play with our toys instead of finding their own. Even went after a coach we showed interest in when there’s so many fresh young coaches out there to consider.
Reply6 months
But it was ok to take him from Wisconsin?
6 months
And have people recommending Jim Leonard as a replacement. Same exact thing
6 months
Strange...I posted a topic saying I heard rumors of this last week...as expected the rant went nuclear on me...I’m a liar, I’m retarded, I’m an idiot...the usual....then TD took the entire thread down within an hour. Can we pay our DC more than our head coach???
Reply6 months
Yes, he's worth more.
6 months
You might as well make him the head coach for that amount
6 months
SEC should have NFL type tampering rules. If you aren't being hired for a higher position, then it shouldn't be allowed without compensation.
Reply6 months
5....4...3...2...1.... melt
Reply6 months
Open the checkbook again Alleva. It shouldn't be a problem they way you are going to pay 3mill to let Canada walk
Reply6 months
A what point does this just become tacky?
Reply6 months
I have a feeling Aranda will stay in Red Stick. I see no point in him making a lateral move and if LSU matches the A&M offer, I say Aranda stays. But, I’m sure Mrs Aranda will have a day of course.
Reply6 months
It's not a lateral move. It's a downward move, but I guess coaching under O sucks that much.
6 months
Glad I know I was right. I trust my gut most times.
6 months
He ain’t leaving, except for the NFL
Reply6 months
Wanna bet ?
6 months
I love DA but that is a serious offer and choice for him to make. LSU has some stout defenses prior to DA and will have stout defenses once he finally departs.
Reply6 months
You people make me sick
6 months
Fire O hire Aranda
Reply6 months
I'm more concerned about him eventually being DC for his college roommate, Tom Herman. Regardless, this guy is one of the bright defensive minds in CFB and will have his own head coaching gig soon enough.
Reply6 months
Sooooooo we might need an OC and a DC?? Melt is about to happen.
Reply6 months
Work at a company that is heavily rooted and connected to aTm in many ways. Don’t burn me on the stake if I’m wrong which I truly hope I am but supposedly Aranda to aTm is very plausible. Pushing to ‘present’ new DC today.
Reply6 months
If I was DA I would hold out for a % of the concessions & gate revenue. I'm sure JA wouldn't pony that up.
Reply6 months
Texas A&M is desperate for for giving Jimbo a contract for ten years for that much money
Reply6 months
this is still news.... keep getting the milk men's hopes up. ha ha ha.
Reply6 months
I really like Aranda. Looks like a great nucleus next year for a defense here at LSU. He says he is happy here. By the way both of my kids went to FSU and we all agree Jimbo is a prick
Reply6 months
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