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If I had to guess on the LSU search....

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Oct 21, 2021, 12:49 PM
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I have no inside sources, but if I had a paid website and wanted clicks I would claim my inside source tells me it's down to four people.

1. James Franklin
2. Luke Fickell
3. Billy Napier
4. Lane Kiffin

My source tells me that James Franklin is their first choice. The job is his if he wants it. If he doesn't, or if LSU won't meet his price, then there is no clear cut second choice. My source tells me that his sources disagree on who the second choice is, some say Kiffin others say Napier and others say Fickell.


Note: A USC site is saying (worried?) that LSU and USC are going to get into a bidding war for Franklin or Fickell.

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If I was restricted to the coaches on your list, I would

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Oct 21, 2021, 12:54 PM
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exactly flip the order. Kiffin first, then Napier, then Fickell, with Franklin a poor last. Like the old Shanier Twayne song, "He don't impress me, much."

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Oct 21, 2021, 12:58 PM
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if Franklin gets it he should send ESPN a big check. They are always hyping him and I just dont get it. Petrino at LSU. Now that is a fit. ;)

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I also don’t get the James Franklin hype.


Oct 21, 2021, 2:07 PM
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Maybe I’m biased because I can’t stand the guy.

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Oct 21, 2021, 2:17 PM
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Well and when you look back to his Vandy days I agree. It's like when ESPN hired Vilma for tv after he ran a bounty program to hurt guys in the NFL. It just speaks volumes about organizations that knowingly extoll those type characters.

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Oct 22, 2021, 8:00 AM
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Yeah, but you aren't one of my sources. I'm just telling you what my sources are saying. That way, I am never wrong, only my sources are. ??

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Oct 21, 2021, 1:32 PM
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Joe Brady.

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Oct 21, 2021, 2:04 PM
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Word is, Brady just wants to coach. He doesn't want to manage a program or deal with recruiting. He's a perfect fit for the NFL.

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Oct 21, 2021, 1:37 PM
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LSU is about as rogue as you can get right now. Were it not for Coach O being forced out at least in part for hiding or not reporting sexual assaults I could see them making that reach for Art Briles.

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Oct 21, 2021, 1:37 PM
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I'd say Fickell is more likely to take the USC/LSU job than Franklin.

I'd expect Franklin to stay at Penn State especially if he gets a big payday due to interest from other programs.

The record he has had at Penn State wouldn't be accepted at the places that are considering him. Isn't he basically 8-3 most years with no real runs at the playoff?

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Oct 21, 2021, 1:52 PM
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Wonder why Dave Clawson's name never comes up in these conversations?

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Oct 21, 2021, 2:04 PM
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See: Tennessee 2008

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I think James Franklin is the perfect fit at USC


Oct 22, 2021, 1:26 AM
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I dunno about LSU. Hard to tell who fits there.

I'll say this: LSU is probably the easiest job in the country to win a championship considering Les Miles and Orgeron did

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Oct 22, 2021, 8:02 AM
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You may be right. Jimmy Sexton is his agent. There is no one better than Sexton at getting the current school to greatly increase the salary of the coach by putting out information that the coach is negotiating with other schools.

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Oct 21, 2021, 2:06 PM
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They should go for Prime Time Neon Deon Sanders!

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I wonder how Fickell feels about moving on or ...


Oct 21, 2021, 2:26 PM
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if he wants to wait for something else in the Big 10? If Day ever left OSU, Fickell is the obvious replacement and if LSU did get Franklin then you'd have to think Fickell goes there. Its worth noting that Fickell is nearly 50 years old has only lived outside the state of OHio for a few months. He may just love his state and stay put until the OSU job opens up....or something like Notre Dame or Penn State.

I think Kiffin is down on the list of guys and it'll be interesting to see what they think about Napier.

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Oct 22, 2021, 6:07 AM
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I don't doubt your research one bit. I heard Joe Brady mentioned though. Do you think they could entice him from the Panthers?

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Oct 22, 2021, 8:10 AM
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Seriously, I just check message boards, mainly for entertainment purposes, and google "LSU coaching search" and scan a couple of articles.

I've seen so many names listed by people who claim to have "sources." (Side Note: In true Cajun fashion the LSU board calls them "sauces.") I have seen names from Nick Saban to Dabo Swinney all the way down to Deion Sanders from people who claim to have sauces.

20-30 years ago, before ADs learned how social media worked, it was much easier to separate fact from fiction. Now, it is virtually impossible.

My best guess, and it is just a guess, as I wade through all this stuff is that Franklin is #1 on their list. The other three - I have no idea what order they are in.

But, I'm just guessing. No one should go online and place a bet based on anything I say.

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Oct 22, 2021, 8:13 AM
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And, one more note.

Yes, I have seen Joe Brady and Dave Aranda mentioned.

Most folks think Brady is an NFL coach and not interested in returning to college.

When the announcement was made about O my first thought was Dave Aranda. He may very well be high on their list. But, I get the sense Woodward (AD) will go for a guy with a track record as a HC.

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Oct 22, 2021, 7:07 AM
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I have a VERY good source, whose closest source is very tight with his second mother in laws third cousin twice removed who said their source confirms its Tony Elliott.

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Oct 22, 2021, 11:29 AM
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Bobby Petrino with the portal and NIL would put up a lot of points/wins

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Oct 22, 2021, 11:32 AM
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Do they even have a volleyball transfer portal?

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