Is Texas a better opportunity for a head coach than LSU?
Paul Finebaum thinks so.
The noted commentator spoke on ESPN’s College Football on Sunday and said Tom Herman would go to Texas over LSU if the Houston coach had a choice between the two programs later.
“In my mind, he’s going to Texas,” Finebaum said on the show, when entertaining the possibility of Herman choosing between the Longhorns and Tigers. “He’s already there. He knows the terrain, and it’s a better job than LSU.”
That’s a bold statement, and those words are debatable. The Longhorns were strong in the 2000s, but that program has floundered in recent seasons. It remains to be seen if the Texas job will be open at all, given that coach Charlie Strong has time to turn things around in Austin following a 2-2 start. Remember, it wasn’t long ago that some pundits declared that the Longhorns were back after they beat Notre Dame on Sept. 4.
LSU has been better lately, and Les Miles’ replacement won’t have to live up to the sometimes-delusional expectations found at Texas. Life would be better in Baton Rouge, even with the tall challenge of playing in the SEC West.
Face it, Longhorns: You aren’t that hot anymore.