When the 2016 college football season ends, the LSU Tigers will be faced with the task of naming their next head coach.
While interim head coach Ed Orgeron has done a fantastic job with the team and seems to be gaining some traction as a potential replacement for Les Miles, the university is also looking at other options.
According to reports, Orgeron is a strong candidate, but so is Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher, who LSU has already reached out to.
In fact, LSU athletic director Joe Alleva was in heavy pursuit of Fisher last offseason and that could once again be the case.
“Jimbo was Joe’s guy from the beginning, and I just don’t see him passing on hiring him,” a source close to the situation told NOLA.com. Hiring Fisher would cost LSU an additional $5 million, his buyout with Florida State.
Along with Fisher, LSU is reportedly reaching out to North Carolina coach Larry Fedora, Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy and Houston coach Tom Herman.
There are plenty of capable candidates on the table, so it will be interesting to see which direction the Tigers ultimately go.
But if Fisher wants the job, you would have to imagine it’s his for the taking.