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Report: LSU Interim Coach Ed Orgeron Still A Potential Candidate For Head Coach

LSU interim coach Ed Orgeron met with AD Joe Alleva Friday morning to discuss Orgeron's candidacy as the full-time head coach.

After the heartbreaking loss to Florida and multiple reports suggesting the Tigers were going after FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher and Houston head coach Tom Herman, it was assumed that Ed Orgeron's days as the LSU head coach were over after this season. Well, that might not be the case just yet.

Less than 12 hours after the 54-39 victory over the Texas A&M Aggies on Thanksgiving, Orgeron and LSU athletic director Joe Alleva met to discuss the prospect of Orgeron potentially becoming the full-time coach. According to The Advocate, multiple sources say that Coach O is still in the running for the job.

Multiple sources confirmed that, as expected and previously reported, the meeting took place, coming less than 12 hours after the team returned to Baton Rouge from a 54-39 victory at Texas A&M. Details of the meeting were not shared, but Orgeron remains a serious candidate to replace Les Miles in a full time role.

Interesting. With Jimbo Fisher now out of the picture after reportedly rejecting the $6.8 million annual salary offered, it's looking like it will come down to Tom Herman or Ed Orgeron. Orgeron is definitely the economical option, but LSU has been courting Herman hard, knowing that Texas is also very interested in him. We'll just have to wait and see how it all shakes out. It's no secret who the players want.

[TheAdvocate]