College football coaching carousel: Updates at LSU, Florida State, Texas, Oregon, more – CBS sports.com (blog)
With the 2016 regular season quickly coming to an end, the coaching carousel is just starting to warm up. Get ready for the busiest weekend of the season, especially when it comes to job openings.
Start with this primer: The jobs at Texas Longhorns , LSU Tigers and Florida State Seminoles are all intertwined at this moment depending on the whims and wishes of Houston Cougars ‘s Tom Herman and Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher.
The Tigers could be close to finalizing an agreement to fill their opening by this weekend at the earliest, a source told CBS Sports on Tuesday.
The Baton Rouge Advocate reported this week LSU is “aggressively pursuing” Fisher. While that puts the school exactly where it was a year ago, the likelihood that LSU can actually land Fisher has increased.
If interim coach Ed Orgeron is out of consideration, that clears any complications for Fisher, assuming he is genuinely interested. Fisher has significant roots at LSU having spent seven years in Baton Rouge under Nick Saban and Les Miles, winning a national championship.
If FSU comes open, look for Les Miles to aggressively go after the job. He would by far be the most accomplished coach available. Herman would be a candidate as well if he doesn’t take Texas or LSU.
The Longhorns are moving slowly as they continue to say they will evaluate Charlie Strong after Friday’s finale against TCU. If that’s the case, Texas is already falling behind. Herman, the presumed favorite, could also be a candidate at LSU and FSU. Texas needs to make contact with Herman or his representatives to at least get the process started.
Saturday was “a bad day for Baylor,” according