Paul Mainieri approached about Texas HC vacancy

LSU head baseball coach Paul Mainieri is one of the best baseball coaches in the country and now he is receiving interest from the Texas Longhorns.

According to The Advocate, Mainieri met with LSU athletic director Joe Alleva and was offered a significant raise to keep him from going to Texas, who saw longtime head coach Augie Garrido resign and take an assistant position with athletic director Mike Perrin.

Mainieri signed an extension with the Tigers through the 2020 season in September of last year. His base salary was $750,000 at the time and he did not receive a raise.

Paul Mainieri has had a ton of success with the Tigers over the last decade and has said that he would like to coach another eight years with the team before retiring. The Tigers were just knocked out the NCAA Tournament, losing 2-0 to the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers in the Super Regional.

During his time with LSU, he has won seven conference championships, made eight tournament appearances, four College World Series, and one national championship in 2009. He also has a 459-182-3 record with the Tigers.

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Caleb BaileyCAMPUSSPORTS Writer
Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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