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Lombardi44
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Member since Feb 2010
342 posts

Was the BK hire a desperation hire after LR went to USC?

BK is a great hire, don't get me wrong, but was he SW's first choice all along? I really think he wanted Jimbo but he knew it was a long-shot and Lincoln was 1-A. Once LR was out of the picture he opened up the vault and gave BK an ultimatum. BK jumped at the offer and walked away with no regrets.


DecaLsuFan9
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Georgia
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227 posts

Don’t post again


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coonassyankee
Member since Aug 2018
2 posts

Lincoln Riley was never a target. BK signed the contract 2 weeks before he "became a target." BK was always the #1 target.


des4271
Member since Oct 2014
3329 posts

If that’s how it went, we got the better guy between those 3. Thank goodness Jimbo didn’t come and we are seeing Lincoln didn’t want to be in the pressure cooker SEC.


NorthshoreTiger76
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Member since May 2009
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No a desperation hire would have been Mark stoops


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deuce985
LSU Fan
Member since Feb 2008
22958 posts

You don't make a hire like this in 48 hours as a backup plan after you lose #1. Doesn't work like that and I'm pretty sure BK would've told us to frick right off if that was the play. You know coaches have egos not to mention he had an opportunity this season to win a NC in ND.

BK was his #1. The LSU to Riley stuff was floated by his agent to make USC up the ante which is what they did by giving him the best deal of any coach in NCAA?


justjoe906
Member since Oct 2013
885 posts

If Jimbo was the hire the fans would have revolted.


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BilJ
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155300 posts

the timeline, sharing of agents, and contracts don't indicate that's how this played out


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LSUcajun77
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New Orleans
Member since Nov 2008
17926 posts

Delete your account.


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J2thaROC
Member since May 2018
8546 posts

The LR to LSU rumors were just that. Rumors. Woodward wasn’t pursuing LR. It was always BK. LR and BK have the same agent so he leaked out the LR to LSU and BK to USC so if it came up in an interview they would flat deny it all the while both were making deals with the opposite teams.

This was masterfully pulled off.


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JPLSU1981
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2005
25011 posts

Look, I understand everyone’s fascination with the process and getting a look behind the curtain. I want to know too.

That said, at this point, it doesn’t matter if he was our 1st choice or 7th choice….we made a great hire!


StTiger
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2008
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With both having the same agent, highly doubtful


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SeattleTigah
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Seattle
Member since Oct 2021
484 posts

Which rock did you crawl out from?


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Topwater Trout
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Red Stick
Member since Oct 2010
64585 posts

quote:

gave BK an ultimatum.


if it was in desperation how would he be giving an ultimatum?


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TexasTiger27
LSU Fan
San Marcos Tx
Member since Sep 2016
208 posts

Woodward got Jimbo because the Alums wanted him and the fans! Another reason with the fan was that LSU was interested at the time. Lincoln Riley admitted himself that he had NOT spoken with any other University before USC. How did we settle?


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LB41
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2012
86 posts

If you make a desperation hire from Notre Dame, you don't get to pay market value. Woodward would have had to pay much more than what Tucker and Franklin got for an extensions.


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udtiger
US Space Force Fan
Over your left shoulder
Member since Nov 2006
86947 posts

no


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Burt Reynolds
Southern Cal Fan
Monterey, CA
Member since Jul 2008
21980 posts

Shutup bitch


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Boomshockalocka
Towson Fan
Member since Feb 2004
58870 posts

USC job opened up first. They locked in Riley.

LSU job opens up, best available coach is Kelly. Kelly is hired.

Riley was likely going to USC before the LSU job opened up.


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tigernation56
LSU Fan
im the woods
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4675 posts

Quit posting


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