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Report: Jimbo Fisher "Highly Likely" To Take LSU Job If Offer Meets Demands

NOLA.com is reporting this morning that Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher and LSU interim head coach Ed Orgeron have emerged as the top two candidates in the Tigers' search for Les Miles' replacement.

Fisher is reportedly LSU athletic director Joe Alleva's "guy" and the national champion coach is "highly likely" to take the job if offered, the report says.

From NOLA.com:

Multiple coaches who have worked for, or with, Fisher said it's highly likely he would take the job if LSU meets his salary demands and gives him a long-term deal. Fisher signed a new contract with Florida State last year that will pay him up to $44 million through 2022.

"Jimbo was Joe's guy from the beginning, and I just don't see him passing on hiring him," a source close to the situation said, referencing the AD's pursuit of Fisher last fall when Miles was first under fire. Fisher was the offense coordinator for the Tigers' national title team in 2003 under Nick Saban. He has been FSU's head coach since 2010, winning a national championship in 2013.

Orgeron, though, is reportedly emerging as a top candidate, too.

Some of LSU's largest financial backers are starting to warm to the prospect of Orgeron leading the team next season and beyond, according to a source connected with the school's benefactors.

LSU is 6-3 this season, but 4-1 under Coach O. You can read NOLA.com's full report here.