Report: LSU reaches out to Art Briles, Tom Herman
LSU made the bold decision on Sunday to fire longtime head coach Les Miles in a move that was a long time coming. Now that Miles is out, the Tigers have a vacancy to fill, and they are going big game hunting.
According to LSU Scout reporter Billy Embody, LSU has already reached out to the agents for Tom Herman and Art Briles:
— Billy Embody (@BillyEmbody) September 25, 2016
Herman is in the middle of his second season as the head coach at Houston. He led the Cougars to a 13-1 season in his debut and has Houston 4-0 this season. Houston wasted little time giving him a raise to $3 million a year last November after seeing how he turned around the program. Herman accepted a raise to $2.8 million in December and decided to have the extra money go to pay his assistants. He reportedly is due a major bonus if Houston moves to a Power 5 conference.
Briles had a successful run at Houston too before taking the job at Baylor. He helped turned the Bears into a power as they won double-digits three times under his watch. However, he and Baylor parted ways in June in light of the outrage surrounding his handling of multiple sexual assault accusations involving his football players. Briles said last month that he expected to get another job.
LSU contacting coaches to gauge interest does not necessarily mean the coaches will be interested in the position.