Coach O talked head coach job with Alleva Friday
BATON ROUGE - Interim head football coach Ed Orgeron met with LSU's athletic director Friday as the university narrows its decision on who will replace Les Miles.
Orgeron and Joe Alleva, the A.D., met following Orgeron's 54-39 victory over Texas A&M Thanksgiving night. No one from the athletic department is speaking publicly about the coaching search and its rumored hiring of a coach sometime this weekend.
While Orgeron appears to remain a candidate for the job, reports surfaced Thursday that Houston's Tom Herman was the favorite after Florida State's Jimbo Fisher decided to stay in Florida. Ahead of his game Friday morning, though, Herman balked at the rumors. He insinuated reports of him being courted by LSU were just hype.
In the middle of Thursday's game against A&M, LSU released a statement about the coaching carousel.
"Contrary to media reports, there has been no decision made on who will be the next football coach at LSU," Alleva said in the statement Thursday. "...We are going to take our time and make sure we select the right person to lead our football program."
Later Thursday night, Orgeron did not talk much about the possibility of either being the permament coach or being passed over.
"I'm going to take it one day at a time and see what happens," he said.
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