LSU’s search for a new coach is entering the home stretch.
Ross Dellenger of The Advocate is reporting that LSU’s search for a new head coach could be finalized shortly after the Tigers’ final game of the season. LSU ends its season on Thursday against Texas A&M.
Per Dellenger, LSU’s coaching search is potentially down to these four candidates, with Jimbo Fisher appearing to many as the front-runner.
- Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher
- LSU interim head coach Ed Orgeron
- Houston head coach Tom Herman
- North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora
Fisher, a former LSU offensive coordinator, is believed to be a very serious candidate.
Meanwhile, university leaders have kept “the lines of communication open with Jimbo Fisher’s people,” and they feel strongly that he’s “very interested” in returning to Baton Rouge.
Fisher has been a candidate for a year now. The Advocate reported on Dec. 4 of last year that representatives from LSU and representatives for Fisher were in discussions days before the school beat Texas A&M in what many believed to be Miles’ final game as coach. Alleva admitted then only that he “looked at options” and made “inquiries” regarding a potential new football coach.
You can read Dellenger’s full story here.