LSU football: 3 big names to target to replace Ed Orgeron

Ed Oregon, LSU Tigers. (Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports)
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Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M Aggies
Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M Aggies. (Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports) /

Texas A&M Aggies. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 2. 873. Head Coach. Jimbo Fisher

Jimbo Fisher was the former LSU offensive coordinator under Nick Saban

It is inferred that Jimbo Fisher is the apple of Woodward’s eye should he look to move off Orgeron at the end of the year. Woodward hired Fisher away from Florida State when he was at Texas A&M. Now that he is back running his alma mater’s athletic department, he is in position to bring back the former offensive coordinator under Nick Saban to lead the reeling LSU football program.

To do so, LSU will have to pay Fisher at least $10 million annually to get above the $9 million he earns from Texas A&M. Is Fisher worth that money? Outside of last season in College Station, the answer would probably be no. However, LSU historically is a step up as a program over Texas A&M. Getting Fisher to leave College Station for Baton Rouge can happen if the money is right.

So should Fisher switch SEC West allegiances? He does not have the ties to Orgeron like Kiffin does, but Texas A&M views LSU as one of its biggest rivals since joining the SEC a decade ago. They play each other annually each Thanksgiving weekend. Fisher could be an upgrade over Orgeron, but he has no earthly idea how to beat his mentor Saban, who is still in Tuscaloosa.

It is understood Fisher will be expensive, but the return on his investment only seems marginal.