LSU head coaching search: Louisiana head coach Billy Napier responds to possibility of him replacing Ed Orgeron
LSU is sure to have plenty of big names tied to its soon-to-be-vacant head coaching post after Ed Orgeron leaves following the 2021 season. Current SEC coaches such as Jimbo Fisher and Mark Stoops — and even Lane Kiffin — along with those with ties to the conference like James Franklin, Mario Cristobal, and Mel Tucker, are just some that have been identified as candidates.
But some feel that LSU athletics director Scott Woodward need only look about an hour or so west down Interstate 10 for Orgeron’s replacement. Louisiana head coach Billy Napier has done a terrific job at the helm of the Ragin’ Cajuns program, with the team atop the Sun Belt’s West division in each of his first 3 seasons before winning a conference championship in 2020. This year, they are currently 5-1 and 3-0 in the conference.
Napier, though, had a simple response when asked by a reporter about the possibility of him making the move to Baton Rouge.
“I’ve had no discussion with anybody from LSU,” he said on Monday.
According to KLFY sports reporter Madeline Adams, Napier also complimented Orgeron, mentioning the “bright future” the outgoing Tigers coach has moving forward.
Of course, much can change between now and the end of the season, and with the vast resources LSU possesses as compared to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, it can easily make Napier an offer he can’t refuse.
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