LSU will need a new head coach at season’s end, and believe it or not Gus Malzahn’s name has been thrown around as a possibility.
The LSU Tigers will part ways with Ed Orgeron at the end of the season. The decision comes just two years after Orgeron helped guide the program to a national championship.
So where does LSU go from here? Some have speculated the Tigers could have interest in Malzahn, though it’s probably unlikely. Regardless, Malzahn isn’t interested in LSU.
The UCF head coach had a one-sentence answer to the LSU job speculation on Thursday afternoon.
“I’m interested in UCF,” Malzahn said when asked about the LSU job.
"That’s kind of been his goal. He’s been working extremely hard.”
Plus, Malzahn is not interested in the LSU job:
“I’m interested in UCF." https://t.co/zvsexMpBsb
— Jason Beede (@therealBeede) October 21, 2021
With all due respect, LSU could do much better than Gus Malzahn. Auburn fired him for a reason.
The reality is Malzahn is perfect for a school like UCF. He can fly under the radar and be a dangerous non-conference opponent for Power Five schools.
LSU, meanwhile, needs to hit its hire out of the park. The Tigers are prepped for immediate success thanks to their tremendous recruiting footprint. A few names have already been discussed as possibilities.
Michigan State’s Mel Tucker and Ole Miss’ Lane Kiffin could be options. Louisiana’s Billy Napier and Baylor’s Dave Aranda are lesser-known names LSU could be willing to take a shot on.
Malzahn may be on LSU’s list, but we can’t imagine he’s very high up at this point.