So Les Miles has been fired. Who do you think LSU will replace him with?
Obviously, LSU would love Fisher. Would he leave FSU for LSU?
Next would be Tom Herman. But there will be a major bidding war for him with perhaps Auburn, USC among others. What if Houston gets into the Big12? Would Herman leave for any of the jobs?
Could LSU possibly hire Art Briles? Off the field issues aside, he's clearly up there with Fisher and Herman (and perhaps better). A tremendous offensive coach - I shudder to think what he could do with LSU athletes. But can any Power 5 school really hire this guy? I know people want to say SEC teams like LSU and Auburn who "lack morals" would, but I'm not so sure.
Gary Patterson is an interesting name because he's a defensive coach who has shown the willingness to hire a creative OC. But will the LSU brass believe an Air Raid type offense would work in the SEC? Would Patterson leave TCU - a program he's built for the last 15 years?
Larry Fedora is a great offensive coach who has struggled to produce capable defenses. No real ties to Louisiana. He's from College Station and spent time on the Florida coaching staff. Wouldn't think LSU would see this as a sexy hire.
Lane Kiffin! Please please please hire Lane Kiffin!
Ed Oregeron is a capable interim coach but after his disaster at Ole Miss, I can't believe he'd be a serious candidate at LSU. Great recruiter and certainly fits in well to the culture. But I'm not sure he can coach. To me, he's a poor man's version of Les Miles.
Sonny Dykes has Louisiana ties from his days at LaTech, but he hasn't torn it up at Cal and again, the traditional powers question whether an Air Raid offense can succeed in the SEC.
Fisher or Herman would be Home Run hires. Briles would be too if LSU can somehow manage to spin the off field narrative. None of the others particularly scare me as an A&M fan. And, I think either of the other candidates could potentially fare worse than Miles has these last few years.