Following a report earlier this week that Ed Orgeron is the “favorite” to win the LSU head coaching position, a new report says that Orgeron is essentially guaranteed the job if he beats Alabama.
SB Nation’s Steven Godfrey reported Tuesday that Orgeon would be LSU’s choice if the school had to make a hire today. He also said that a win over Alabama would help Orgeron’s case, but that he could get the job without a victory over the Crimson Tide.
FootballScoop reported Friday, however, that if the Tigers beat Alabama on Saturday, the decision will essentially be made.
“Everything that we have heard at FootballScoop is that if Oregeron beats Alabama this weekend, the job is his,” the report said.
Godfrey also reported that other targets with a lot of support at LSU were Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher, Houston’s Tom Herman, UCLA’s Jim Mora and West Virginia’s Dana Holgorsen. But FootballScoop said the list may be more extensive than that.
“If (Orgeron) ultimately does not end up with the job,” the report said, “it is our belief, based on information from several sources, that there are other candidates beyond the aforementioned list that LSU is considering.”
Orgeron is on record saying he’d love to keep the job full-time. The Tigers are 3-0 since he took over the team with wins over Missouri, Southern Mississippi and Ole Miss.
LSU hosts Alabama on Saturday at 7 p.m. CT on CBS.