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Reports: LSU 'Closing In' On Houston's Tom Herman

LSU has reportedly narrowed in on Houston head coach Tom Herman.

Scout.com is reporting that LSU is "closing in" on Houston head coach Tom Herman and the rising head coach has a firm offer from the Tigers.

From Scout.com:

Tom Herman is close to being named the next coach at LSU, two sources close to the situation told HornsDigest.com Thursday.

So if Texas plans to make a run at the former Longhorns' grad assistant and current Houston head coach, time is running out - if it hasn't already, the sources said.

A third source close to the situation said Herman definitely has an offer from LSU but that they doubted Herman would accept it until he knew what was going on at Texas with the fate of coach Charlie Strong - after Friday's game against TCU.

Ross Dellenger of The Advocate reports that LSU athletic director Joe Alleva has declined comment on the Scout.com report. They are - and have been - reporting, though, that Herman is clearly one of the leading candidates for the position.

USA TODAY is reporting that LSU has moved on from Florida State's Jimbo Fisher and met with Herman earlier today in the Houston area.

The men trying to hire a new LSU football coach took advantage of location by meeting with Houston coach Tom Herman Thursday afternoon in the Houston area with the Tigers play at Texas A&M Thanksgiving night, according to members of the Tiger Athletic Foundation fund raising arm of the LSU athletic department.

"There was a group meet with Herman today in Houston," a TAF member said Thursday. "This is moving in Herman's direction."

LSU is currently playing Texas A&M in College Station, Texas.

The other key player in the Tom Herman pursuit, Texas, plays against TCU on Friday at 3:30 p.m. E.T. It's believed by many that Charlie Strong will be fired some time following the game.