The LSU offensive coordinator job has still not been filled with some of the possible candidates finding other jobs. However, the job search has been a little more exciting than some of the head coaching jobs available out there.
According to a report from The Advocate, LSU’s focus for the vacancy is now centered around three candidates: Alabama offensive adviser Steve Sarkisian, former Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich, and current Pitt offensive coordinator Matt Canada. Lane Kiffin was also being considered until he took the FAU head coaching job.
Kiffin and Helfrich had been rumored for a while now, but Sarkisian is a new name. Kiffin is still the unquestioned No. 1 candidate, but it’s sounding like Canada might be the second choice assuming Kiffin doesn’t take the LSU job. Pitt was ranked No. 42 nationally in total offense, but scored 42.3 points a game this past season so that would be ideal to pair up with Ed Orgeron and Dave Aranda’s soon-to-be dominating defense.
That leaves the state of Florida, one that’s stupidly abundant with football talent, looking like this as far as recruiting goes:
- USF – Charlie Strong
- Florida – Jim McElwain
- Florida State – Jimbo Fisher
- FAU – Lane Kiffin
- FIU – Butch Davis
- Miami – Mark Richt
- UCF – Scott Frost
How does any recruit in the state of Florida leave it when they have those potential options for their head coach? Middling ACC, Big Ten and Big 12 schools won’t be able to pull these kids out of the state!
[h/t Saturday Down South]