Ex-Penn State head coach reportedly on short list for LSU vacancy
There’s been plenty of rumors as to who will take the place of coach Ed Orgeron at LSU when he steps down at the conclusion of this season. A name from Penn State’s past that’s being touted is current Alabama offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien.
KY Sports Radio’s Matt Jones obtained a list of LSU’s top candidates. According to that report, O’Brien checks in at second, with Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher at the top. Kentucky coach Mark Stoops is the No. 3 choice at the moment.
VERY Good LSU source just saw my report and told me the LSU list is this
1. Jimbo Fischer
2. Bill O Brien
3. Mark Stoops
In that order
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) November 19, 2021
O’Brien compiled a 15-9 overall record and 10-6 record in conference play during his time at Penn State from 2012-13. O’Brien then coached the Houston Texans from 2014-2020, guiding the team to the playoffs four times.
In his first season as Alabama’s offensive coordinator, O’Brien’s unit has produced at least 40 points in seven of the team’s 10 games.
LSU, who won the national title in 2019, is currently 4-6 overall and seventh place in the SEC West.