LSU contacts Art Briles, Tom Herman about coaching vacancy

It was reported on Sunday that the LSU Tigers had parted ways with long-time head coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron after a 2-2 start. They appointed defensive line coach Ed Orgeron as interim coach, but it looks like they are already looking for their next head coach.

It was reported by Billy Embody of Scout.com that the Tigers have already reached out to two big names in the state of Texas. Houston head coach Tom Herman and former Baylor head coach Art Briles have already been contacted by LSU about their coaching vacancy.

Multiple sources have told @LSUonScout that #LSU has reached out to Tom Herman and Art Briles through their agents.

— Billy Embody (@BillyEmbody) September 25, 2016

Herman has gone 17-1 with an AAC championship and a win in the Peach Bowl during his short career with the Houston Cougars.

The Cougars are a candidate for Big 12 expansion and if Houston gets there, Herman would be getting a pair of huge raises over the next two years which would make him the highest-paid coach in football by 2018.

Briles, on the other hand, has reportedly stated that he wanted to get back into coaching sooner rather than later after being fired over the summer in the midst of a sexual assault scandal. He went 65-37 and won two Big 12 championships in eight seasons with the Bears.

It will certainly be interesting to see what happens with the Tigers in Baton Rouge over the next few months as the head coach search begins.

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