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After 6 years as LSU ' s running back coach and recruiting coordinator, Frank Wilson left to become the head coach at UTSA. He's replaced by Dameyune Craig who spend the last 3 years as co-offensive coordinator and wide receiver coach at Auburn. I'm not necessarily worried by any of this - especially considering how good of a hire both Aranda and Juluke are - but it is still unsettling given the significance of these roles.

LSU , which fired longtime head coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron today, will begin its search to find the next leader of its football program. Fisher was the top candidate on the board of LSU ’ s administrators—and some might say the only candidate—when LSU flirted with firing Miles last season. Each candidate would bring a skill set that LSU has desperately lacked throughout Miles’ 12-year tenure—distinguished offensive acumen and an ability to develop quarterbacks.

LSU has one of the many available college football head-coaching jobs. The Tigers’ job might also be the most desirable spot considering the school’s resources, rich recruiting base, passionate fans and history of success.

Alabama offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien is reportedly among Alabama's top three candidates to replace Ed Orgeron. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Alabama offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien is reportedly among Alabama's top three candidates to replace Ed Orgeron.

So who are the Tigers interested in hiring as a replacement for Ed Orgeron? We might have an idea.

Kentucky Sports Radio’s Matt Jones, who is well-connected on matters related to Kentucky athletics, reported that LSU had contacted Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops regarding its job.

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# LSU and Ed Orgeron have reached a separation agreement: He will not return in 2022 but expected to complete this season, sources tell @SINow. Negotiations began last week before UF win. It’ s unprecedented in the sport – coach & school divorcing 21 months after winning it all. Many have speculated that the top target for the school will be Penn State head coach James Franklin. He is no stranger to the SEC having led Vanderbilt to two consecutive nine-win seasons before leaving for Happy Valley. Another name brought up on Saturday morning by Bruce Feldman was Mel Tucker of

On Saturday, ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit revealed who the LSU Tigers should hire as their next football coach. On Saturday morning, the College GameDay crew discussed the top job openings in college football. During that segment, ESPN’ s Kirk Herbstreit revealed who he believes LSU should hire this offseason. Though there have been some rumors linking Jimbo Fisher and Lincoln Riley to Baton Rouge, Herbstreit thinks LSU should go after Cincinnati head coach Luke Fickell.

In response, Jones says an LSU source reached out to him and shared LSU’s top three candidates. Stoops was listed at No. 3 behind Jimbo Fisher and Bill O’Brien.

The list makes sense.

Fisher has been a known top target for LSU’s athletic director. O’Brien is the current offensive coordinator at Alabama. He previously was the head coach of the Houston Texans and won the AFC South four times in six seasons. O’Brien also coached Penn State for two seasons before James Franklin took over.

Stoops has been the head coach at Kentucky since 2013. The Wildcats have typically been a lower-tier SEC football team, but they have enjoyed winning seasons in five of the last six years under Stoops. He topped out with a 10-3 season in 2018.

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LSU , Florida and USC are open. With that trio of bluebloods looking for head coaches , the overlap will be obvious and the options will be numerous for some of the highest regarded coaches in the sport. Franklin reportedly changed agencies to work with CAA and Jimmy Sexton. Many thought that portended a definite move to greener pastures outside of Happy Valley, but for weeks sources have been telling that Franklin had been trending more toward a contract extension than leaving to take a new gig.

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron has been added as a defendant to a Title IX lawsuit that alleges he failed to report a rape allegation against one of his former players Derrius Guice, according to The Athletic's Brody Miller. 2020. The unnamed football player claimed that Orgeron, then LSU ' s defensive line coach, told him he shouldn't be bothered about the alleged assault, reportedly saying" Everybody’s girlfriend sleeps with other people.” The former player told USA Today he believed the coach knew the encounter was not consensual.

LSU has kept pretty quiet regarding its search, but it wouldn’t be surprising if this were its list. Fisher has already responded to the LSU rumors. Maybe O’Brien is a more realistic target.

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