LSU fans who want Tom Herman to be the Tigers’ next head coach may have reason to believe they can still get their man.
“Simply put, that report is premature, per multiple high-level sources,” Suchomel said. “Now, Herman to Texas could very well happen, so those reports may wind up looking like they were accurate, but there is no back-channel deal in place with Herman. Things are nowhere near that stage.”
When Les Miles was fired earlier this season, Herman and Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher were believed to be the top candidates to take the head coaching job at LSU.
Interim head coach Ed Orgeron has since asserted himself as another legitimate candidate, but LSU may still reach out to Herman after the season. And as Suchomel noted, there’s no guarantee that Herman is Texas’ top candidate either.
“Should Texas continue to struggle down the stretch, which I expect,” Suchomel said, “it’s a pretty safe bet that the Longhorns will be going through a coaching change and Herman is the most obvious candidate. My guess right now is that he’d wind up being the guy, but there are other candidates that the power people at Texas would probably approach.”
Texas has yet to make decision about its current head coach, Charlie Strong, who is 14-18 in his time in Austin. The Longhorns host undefeated Baylor on Saturday.