One of the big topics on ESPN’s College GameDay on Saturday was the LSU job opening, as the announcement came earlier this week that Ed Orgeron would not be back next season.

LSU joins USC as high-profile programs that are in the market for a new football coach.

The GameDay crew also discussed which job they thought was the more attractive destination for potential candidates, and LSU was the pick across the board.

“They’re different,” Kirk Herbstreit said. “LSU should go big. They should be in there swinging for the fences, and they are. To me, (LSU) is a top-5 job. I think USC is a great job, and if you can get USC rolling, it’s great. it’s different. LSU is a premier job because if you build it right, it’s got staying power, and the high school football in that region is as good as anywhere in the country.”

Added Desmond Howard: “It’s like what I said previously. When you have Les Miles winning a championship at LSU previously. Coach Orgeron won a national championship at LSU. You know it’s a top-5 job. All you need to do is be committed to the process and build a fence around the state of Louisiana, because they have a lot of talent in-state.”

Former Georgia defensive lineman David Pollock rounded out the discussion and his take was the same.

“The (LSU) administration is going to pay your assistants,” Pollack said. “They’re going to pay you well. They have the best facilities in the world. That’s why it’s a much better job than USC. Everyone is all-in at LSU. They want to win national titles.”

The Tigers, who are 4-3 on the season, play at No. 12 Ole Miss on Saturday.

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