LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva took the internet Friday morning to update Tigers faithful on the head coaching search.
The AD released a letter on the school’s website.
“I’ve identified a very specific set of guidelines in selecting our head coach. His first directive from me will be to create a culture of excellence and character in every facet of our football program in order to compete at a championship level every year.”
So, it won’t be a woman.
Of course, it was mostly buzzwords about what the school is looking for as it seeks to replace Les Miles, who was fired in September.
The 328-word letter basically outlines what the Tigers are looking for in their next permanent head coach.
Perhaps it was telling that not one word in the letter was “Orgeron.”
Miles was fired after a 2-2 start and Orgeron was tabbed as interim coach. Since then, the former USC and Ole Miss head coach has gone 4-1 in Baton Rogue with a rescheduled home game Saturday against Florida and Thanksgiving night at Texas A&M still on the docket.
Orgeron is rumored to be up for the permanent job, along with names such as Jimbo Fisher of Florida State and Tom Herman of Houston.
The letter details things like, “culture of excellence,” “highest standards of integrity,” and “hold them accountable to certain standards of behavior,” but also mentions on-the-field success.
“He must have the instinct to adapt to changes in the game of college football, allowing LSU to compete for championships every year.”
Good luck to the candidates.