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LSU has narrowed its head coach search down to Houston's Tom Herman and interim head coach Ed Orgeron, according to multiple reports.

Per The Advocate:
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LSU's search is down to two.

Athletic director Joe Alleva and interim coach Ed Orgeron met Friday morning to discuss Orgeron’s candidacy as LSU's full-time coach, while the school continues to harbor hopes of landing Houston coach Tom Herman, multiple sources told The Advocate.
Per ESPN:
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LSU interim coach Ed Orgeron is the Tigers' clear-cut "backup plan" if the school is unable to hire Houston's Tom Herman, a source said.

Orgeron met with LSU officials Friday, a source said, adding: "The meeting went really well. If Herman says yes, he'll be LSU's coach. If not, all signs point to Coach O."
It has also been reported that LSU would like to make a decision by Sunday.
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46 Comments
Alleva is a piece of shite who deserves to be fired
Reply53 months
LSU has two legendary coaches: Les Miles and Nick Saban
53 months
2 month head start and you settle for a Dline coach that just lost at home, on senior day to a 2 touchdown dog....
Reply53 months
You can't blame O for that loss. The game plan was sound. It was lack of execution on critical plays in the red zone. If Guice wouldn't have scored as opposed to fumbling on the earlier drive. Any moment that Florida still had would have been loss. The gamelan was sound. Execution was extremely lacking...
53 months
The coaching in that game was worse than Leslie Miles.
53 months
Alleva, if you see this, make a serious run at Herman, and if you don't get him, at least make Texas pay top dollar for him. What other top 5 program would promote from within like we are rumored to consider doing? It would be laughable
Reply53 months
USC did it and they're on a roll.
53 months
See Clemson: Dabo swinney
53 months
Why does a decision need to be made by Sunday? Sounds like they need to calm down and push it back a week if need be. If the coaching search has gone down like the Advocate and some on this site are saying than our AD is incompetent.
Reply53 months
Because of recruiting. These kids coming in want to know who they will be playing for. LSU needs to show stability as soon as possible for recruitment.
53 months
I know it's for recruiting, but a coach is more important than one class.
53 months
One class can set a program back several years.
53 months
Therefore LSU will announce Jimbo Fisher as its new coach Sunday morning.
Reply53 months
So LSU is Herman's backup plan? Sounds like he'll jump as soon as another ride shows up!
Reply53 months
If we hire a career position coach to be lsu's hc i will be livid. The man wouldnt be a top 5 candidate AS A DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR at any top p5 program. He has NEVER ran a successful offense, defense, or program.
Reply53 months
Truth
53 months
127 other FBS programs didn't even think O was good enough to be a coordinator.
53 months
Alleva, if you don't get him don't bother showing up for work on Monday.
Reply53 months
If O can get a really good OC, I'm happy with him being the HC. He'll bring motivation on game day, but won't tamper with the OC or DC. He'll let them do their jobs. Something Les Miles could never do. Herman and Aranda have history so I see no reason why they couldn't work together. I think whoever they get, its a win for LSU. A lot of people are low on Herman, but you gotta give him credit for putting a team that made a little bit of noise with so many strong colleges he was competing with for recruits in Texas. He did more with less. Imagine what he could do with the wealth of talent at LSU. Coach O was handed a shot storm that Miles left in his wake. He turned the program completely around and the team supported him the entire way. He's a player's coach. Yeah we lost a game to Florida that we should have won. But it was execution miscues. The game plan that he and the coaching staff put together was sound. You can blame him for that game. He held Bama to 10 points. I think he wins that game with an entire off-season to implement his system, approach, and philosophy. Regardless of which one LSU goes with, I think they are going to do really well next year. I say that without my LSU goggles on.
Reply53 months
kjntgr
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Why the frick is O still in the running
Reply53 months
This is the BS that Alleva hoped to play out all along that freaking retarded weasel. Wanted someone else like UT to get Herman so his sorry arse can pay A LOT LESS FOR THAT SNAKE OIL SALESMAN ORGERON. I hope Aranda leaves and let's see where this shite show goes. Fire Alleva and that a-hole Alexander BOTH if this happens!
Reply53 months
LSU fans will never be satisfied. We pay for Herman and go 11-1 next year, then what?
Reply53 months
Or we hire Herman and go 5-6...
53 months
Wow. Did we not learn with Les Miles? I love Coach O but not as a HC. I'm sorry. He's not HC material period. The only 2 teams we played worth a damn destroyed our offense. I love Coach O's personality, recruiting and dline coaching. I loved Les Miles in much of the same way. See where that got us? Coach O hasn't proven anything to take a program like this over and he completely failed at Ole Miss. If it means sacrificing him for a better head coach so be it. This really does sound like something Alleva wants. If it ends up being true then they need to fire him once and for. I'm tired of him stinking up our athletics program and making bad hires.
Reply53 months
TWO words.....offensive coordinator. If it does wind up being coach O I really think he's learned his lesson… He sure as hell is not going to get in Aranda's way in defense. We just have to make a homerun higher with an OC.
53 months
Did we not learn with Les Miles?? See where that got us?? Dude you got to be kidding me..lol 70%+ win percentage National title & NC game runner up 2-3 SEC Titles 2-3 west division titles... come on bro I admit Les Miles was on the down side of greatness but dang give the dude SOME KIND OF RESPECT for what he did at LSU
53 months
jayboy504, Les Miles was not a good coach. He look good because of the wealth of talent that LSU had at its disposal. He played down to inferior opponents. That's why we continously squeaked out wins against teams that should have been blowouts and lost to teams that should have been wins. Les didn't elevate this team, he survived on the talent. He'll get another job because of that. Be prepared for the shite show that will ensue...
53 months
Well frick us. This is terrible.
Reply53 months
If you don't hire Coach O then who?? Damn sure not Tom Herman... Go look at the game against Memphis... IF Y'ALL THINK WE'LL WIN GAMES IN THE SEC BY THROWING THE BALL 66 TIMES IN A GAME THEN SOMEONE NEED THEIR HEADS CHECKED!! Tom Herman offense is Kevin Sumlin's all over again!
Reply53 months
If you don't hire Coach O then who?? Damn sure not Tom Herman... Go look at the game against Memphis... IF Y'ALL THINK WE'LL WIN GAMES IN THE SEC BY THROWING THE BALL 66 TIMES IN A GAME THEN SOMEONE NEED THEIR HEADS CHECKED!! Tom Herman offense is Kevin Sumlin's all over again!
Reply53 months
frick you baw
53 months
Lmao@u Tulanefan.... frick you too baw... btw... Baw jus got the HC gig
53 months
kjntgr
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Why the frick is O still in the running
Reply53 months
Herman is another Sumlin. The best coach for LSU is the coach there now. Get him an OC like Major Applewhite and Alabama will have to settle for No. 2 in SEC West. Want something good and best for LSU? Get rid of Alleva.
Reply53 months
Ed orgeron the best coach? You have to be fricking kidding. There are 30-40 COORDINATORS (not counting head coaches) that have a better resume than Coach 0.
53 months
If you don't hire Coach O then who?? Damn sure not Tom Herman... Go look at the game against Memphis... IF Y'ALL THINK WE'LL WIN GAMES IN THE SEC BY THROWING THE BALL 66 TIMES IN A GAME THEN SOMEONE NEED THEIR HEADS CHECKED!! Tom Herman offense is Kevin Sumlin's all over again!
Reply53 months
I'm all in with O.
Reply53 months
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