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Report: Charlie Strong Would Be "At Or Near The Top" Of LSU's Coaching List

LSU has a head coaching opening, and one person the Tigers could be looking at to fill it may not be who you expect.

According to Denver radio host Benjamin Allbright, Texas' Charlie Strong could be a prime candidate to be the next LSU head coach.

Of course, Strong is not available currently, but there's plenty of speculation that Texas will fire him. If they do, is he a viable candidate for LSU? To make matters more interesting, what if Strong wasn't fired but decided to leave UT for LSU?

Despite his struggles in Austin, Strong still owns a 51-33 (.607) record as a head coach. He successfully rebuilt the Louisville program and has rejuvenated Texas' recruiting. It is proven that he can land major talent.

Strong, an Arkansas native, also has strong SEC coaching ties from his days as an assistant at Florida and South Carolina. Again, this is all just conjecture at this point, but perhaps this scenario isn't as crazy as it might seem at first glance.

As of now, Strong's Texas team is 3-3 and coming off a win over Iowa State. The Longhorns do have several winnable games coming up, but Strong needs to finish with a flourish if he wants to keep his job.