Houston's Tom Herman has emerged as LSU's top candidate to be the next head football coach of the Tigers. Glen Guilbeau of the USA Today Network and featured columinst for Tiger Rag Magazine says LSU representatives paid Herman a visit on Thanksgiving Day.
"Actually, met with him Thursday in the Houston area and offered him the job. He didn't turn it down, he's thinking about it but he doesn't have to be in any kind of hurry."
Herman is in his 2nd season as the head coach of the Cougars. His record heading into Friday's game against Memphis is 22-3.
Guilbeau says LSU also approached Florida State Head Coach Jimbo Fisher, but he declined an offer that would pay him in the neighborhood of seven-million dollars a year. He says interim head coach Ed Orgeron remains a candidate as well.
"Coach Orgeron, opportunity to retain the permanent job improves greatly, if Herman and Fisher do not take the job," Guilbeau said.
Since the Tigers fired Les Miles in September, Fisher and Herman have been considered the top candidates to be the head coach at LSU. Guilbeau says if Texas comes in with a strong offer, the 41-year-old Herman, who has coached in the Longhorn state for many years, may go there instead.
"I think He's just more a tuned to Texas and life in Austin, I think his wife might see that as better," Guilbeau said.
Herman is a former graduate assistant at Texas. He's also a former assistant coach at Sam Houston State, Texas State and Rice, which are all in Texas.