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joe2679
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re: Why is it hard to attract elite coaches at LSU?
LMAO Do what!?


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Gray Tiger
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re: Why is it hard to attract elite coaches at LSU?
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To his credit Mark Emert took over and ran the hiring process, we got Nick Saban.


Was Saban considered elite when he was hired?
Based upon what?
His head coaching record was 43-26-1 and had got beat by DiNardo in the Independence Bowl.


lsuhunt555
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Member since Nov 2008
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re: Why is it hard to attract elite coaches at LSU?
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Then we let him get away.


He took the Dolphins job because he thought he could make it in the NFL. Nothing was going to keep him here once he made that decision.


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joe2679
Member since Nov 2015
626 posts

re: Why is it hard to attract elite coaches at LSU?
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Attracting them has not been the problem.


Bingo!


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JamesMaskin
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Member since Oct 2012
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re: Why is it hard to attract elite coaches at LSU?
To counter the points of miles or O being elite by using a simple litmus test.

Who would hire them if they were fired or stepped down?

Miles wanted to coach and couldn’t find another coaching opportunity for a good while before Kansas.

Coach O’s story is full of an interim who couldn’t get a HC job, prior to LSU. And if we fire him, I’m pretty confident he will follow same pattern as miles.

If Urban Meyer steps down from Jaguars every team in the nation across the board would fire their coach to have him besides maybe 3-5 schools.

Alabama somehow has had 2 of these transcendent coaches In it’s history , which isn’t a coincidence it’s something to do with what goes on behind the scenes


Topwater Trout
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re: Why is it hard to attract elite coaches at LSU?
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firing O 2 years removed from the best season in program history


If you were a coach would you want to come into the SEC west with Bama as an opponent and have 2-3 yrs maybe to win? LSU fans are the problem. We pay as well as other top schools so it isn't pay.


ForeverEllisHugh
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Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2016
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re: Why is it hard to attract elite coaches at LSU?
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Alabama somehow has had 2 of these transcendent coaches In it’s history


With 25 years of mediocrity in between


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nickbear
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Member since Nov 2014
147 posts

re: Why is it hard to attract elite coaches at LSU?
I don't think LSU is a top 5 job, top 10 maybe. Coach hiring is not that different from buying a house which is decided by demand and supply. There are lot of coaches there but only a few hot names available each year, and you need to look at who else are looking for coaches. You can either have the vision to identify an up and coming coach that is under the radar or go to a bidding war with the big players. Alleva had the whole year to figure out a deal but didn't do so.


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DashRipRock
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Member since Jul 2021
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re: Why is it hard to attract elite coaches at LSU?
It wasn’t originally. It’s now populated with bozos that believe they have tremendous insight.


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geauxgrrl
LSU Fan
Lafayette area
Member since Mar 2004
1018 posts

re: Why is it hard to attract elite coaches at LSU?
I think with an AD like Woodward, we will have a much better opportunity to hire an elite coach or a younger up and comer.


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wesman21
LSU Fan
Youngsville
Member since Jun 2009
2245 posts

re: Why is it hard to attract elite coaches at LSU?
1. Louisiana politics
2. LSU fans with ridiculous expectations and quick with fire this person or that person, just like what is happening right now.


Herodijontiger
LSU Fan
Myrtle Beach S.C.
Member since Apr 2021
137 posts

re: Why is it hard to attract elite coaches at LSU?
You do know Nick Satan was our coach at 1 time and lesticles was like 52 and 7 or something at 1 time.one of the most winning teams from 2002 to 2020


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Paul Allen
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Montauk, NY
Member since Nov 2007
70142 posts

re: Why is it hard to attract elite coaches at LSU?
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Was Saban considered elite when he was hired?


No. He was a 49 year old journeyman and his only signature win was beating number one Ohio State in 1998.


TommyDaTiger
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re: Why is it hard to attract elite coaches at LSU?
O


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Draconian Sanctions
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Member since Oct 2008
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re: Why is it hard to attract elite coaches at LSU?
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Alabama somehow has had 2 of these transcendent coaches In it’s history , which isn’t a coincidence


It is 100% a coincidence


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Draconian Sanctions
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re: Why is it hard to attract elite coaches at LSU?
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LSU fans with ridiculous expectations


Great coaches have even higher expectations. They idea that would scare off a coach is ridiculous and delusional. They want to be at a place with expectations.
This post was edited on 9/8 at 4:42 pm


deaux
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re: Why is it hard to attract elite coaches at LSU?
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When LSU fired Les Miles, it was shocking to me of how hard it was to attract quality candidates?

to be fair, I don’t know how extensive that search actually was. It appeared more that Alleva targeted a single hot name (Herman), was scorned, and immediately went to Orgeron as a fall back instead of expanding the search.


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okietiger
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Member since Oct 2005
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re: Why is it hard to attract elite coaches at LSU?
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Why is it hard to attract elite coaches at LSU?


It's not. You're basing this on the incompetence of Joe Alleva, after not snagging Herman nor Jimbo, throwing his hands up and hitting the easy button.

Miles was definitely an elite coach at a time at LSU after being an up and comer at Okie Lite.


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tigerpawl
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Member since Dec 2003
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re: Why is it hard to attract elite coaches at LSU?
Did the Dolphins lure Saban away or did the fan base push him away?


Draconian Sanctions
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re: Why is it hard to attract elite coaches at LSU?
That anyone would argue LSU fans pushed Saban away is absolutely mind boggling


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