Dave Aranda could be headed to Texas A&M.
Texas A&M already rolled out the red carpet for new head coach Jimbo Fisher by offering a 10-year, $75 million deal. Now the team is reportedly going all out for LSU’s Dave Aranda to replace John Chavis as the team’s defensive coordinator.
According to a report from Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle, the Aggies are “in the process” of fishing Dave Aranda away from Ed Orgeron and the Tigers.
Just like the A&M coaching search zeroed in on one guy as its target in Jimbo Fisher, every indication I’ve received A&M has been zeroed in on one guy at defensive coordinator since early on: LSU’s Dave Aranda. I expect this to happen.
— Brent Zwerneman (@BrentZwerneman) January 3, 2018
Aranda just completed his second season with the Tigers, leading the team to a No. 12 total defense ranking. His defenses have finished in the top 10 four out of the last five years, three of which came with Wisconsin.
Texas A&M clearly isn’t afraid of spending money in order to compete in the SEC.