On Sunday, the LSU Tigers pulled the most shocking move of the season as they fired longtime head coach Les Miles after a dismal offensive effort against the Auburn Tigers which dropped the team 2-2 and out of the College Football Playoff picture.
Shortly after, it was reported that LSU had contacted Houston head coach Tom Herman about the vacancy.
However, that does not seem to be the case after Herman spoke with Joseph Duarte of the Houston Chronicle at practice Sunday night. He claimed that he had not been contacted by LSU and reiterated his stance on commenting on coaching vacancies in-season.
— Joseph Duarte (@Joseph_Duarte) September 26, 2016
“I can say unequivocally that nobody has contacted me, but beyond that I’m not going to give it the time of day,” Herman said.
He also denied LSU contacting his agents with a simple “inaccurate” as his answer.
The Cougars are 4-0 on the year and ranked No. 6 in the AP top 25 rankings. Houston has a real shot at making the College Football Playoff just one year after going 13-1 and winning both the AAC Championship and the Peach Bowl in Herman’s first year as a head coach.
It certainly doesn’t seem like Herman will be entertaining any offers before season’s end. But you can bet LSU and likely a handful of other teams will be calling his name after the Cougars play their last game of the 2016 season.
Herman leads his Houston team into battle on Thursday, Sept. 29 when they take on the Connecticut Huskies at TDECU Stadium.