LSU is on the hunt for a new football coach now that it has decided Ed Orgeron won’t be back in 2022.

AD Scott Woodward has a history of swinging for the fences when it comes to coaching hires, particularly with his previous football coaching hire — Jimbo Fisher at Texas A&M.

On Sunday, during an appearance on ESPN’s “College Football Podcast,” SEC Network host Paul Finebaum said he’s heard some believe that Woodward wants to hire Dabo Swinney away from Clemson (via On3 Sports):

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“There are some who believe the AD, Scott Woodward, wants … you ready for this … Dabo Swinney. Now, there’s talk that the president wants Mel Tucker (head coach at Michigan State). Billy Napier (ULL head coach) is out there maybe as a second-tier selection if everyone else goes bust. It seems like Jimbo (Fisher) is out of that one. Can James Franklin pop back into these? I don’t know. But I think after yesterday James Franklin might be looking around saying, ‘What else can I do here?’

“It’s a good job (Penn State) but it certainly isn’t getting any easier. It’s not really a big deal anymore when Clemson loses, but that loss yesterday, Matt, I mean, that was a dagger … That was a seismic loss.”

Whoever Woodward hires will need to make a splash right away. Fans are upset after 2 lackluster seasons following the 2019 national title run.

We’ll see who Woodward brings in and if Swinney would even be interested in leaving for LSU. He denied interest in the opening last week.

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