LSU is reportedly very high on the idea of hiring Houston head coach Tom Herman as its next head coach. But another program might get in the way of that dream.
Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman said on The Audible podcast with Stewart Mandel on Monday that if Texas decides to fire Charlie Strong at the end of the season, the Longhorns should be heavily favored to land the Cougars’ coach.
“I think it’s a guarantee you’d get him,” Feldman said. “Or close to a guarantee you’d get him…I think it’s close to a guarantee if Charlie Strong is not the head coach that Texas will go get Tom Herman.”
Mandel had the natural response, saying that LSU fans wouldn’t want to hear that.
“Sorry LSU,” Feldman said, “your job isn’t quite as good as Texas. You have a great job, it’s just not the same as Texas.”
Feldman pointed to Herman’s experience as a graduate student at Texas from 1999-2000 and said that the Longhorns would have the “inside track” to hire Herman even if USC’s head coaching position opened up too.
He conceded the administration at Texas would have some uncertainty, but pointed out that LSU and USC would as well.
“He would go into some uncertainty for the administration if he was being hired by (LSU AD) Joe Alleva or whoever else is going to make that hire at LSU,” Feldman said.
He also said there’s a “strong possibility” that respected former West Virginia AD Oliver Luck becomes the next AD at Texas, which would help the Longhorns even more in their pursuit of Herman.