All eyes have been on two college football head coaching vacancies over the last few weeks: LSU and Texas. The Tigers’ job opened up earlier this year after the school decided to fire Les Miles, while Longhorns coach Charlie Strong has seemed like a dead man walking ever since the team lost to Kansas last week.
Both of these jobs have been the two presumed landing spots for Tom Herman, the 41-year-old head coach at Houston who has become the hottest coaching commodity in the sport. On Thursday, it looked like the Longhorns’ decision to wait to fire Strong would cost them, as reports indicated that Herman was on the verge of accepting the LSU job.
But on Saturday, news broke that the Tigers had decided against hiring Herman. Instead, LSU decided to take the interim tag off of interim head coach Ed Orgeron.