LSU Football: The offensive coordinator hire Tigers fans can forget about happening

LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports
LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports /

There’s one name that LSU football fans can forget about when it comes to replacing Steve Ensminger.

LSU football has numerous assistant coaches to replace this offseason.

Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron needs a new defensive coordinator, offensive coordinator, passing game coordinator, defensive line coach, and safeties coach.

That’s a lot of interviews.

That’s also a lot of potential names that will be bandied about.

I’ve already seen a ton of names mentioned for LSU’s now-vacant offensive coordinator position. Most of the names make sense — young coaches — such as USC offensive coordinator Graham Harrell — make up most of the lists.

There’s one name I saw mentioned this weekend, however, that Tigers fans shouldn’t even think about. Because it’s absolutely not going to happen.

LSU football fans would be wise to not even think about Steve Sarkisian

Steve Sarkisian has done a great job as Alabama’s offensive coordinator.

In fact, he’s done such a great job that he was recently a candidate to replace Gus Malzahn as Auburn’s head coach. Sarkisian eventually pulled his name out of the mix.

It’s unclear why Sarkisian removed his name from the running, but it’s certainly worth wondering whether or not Alabama promised him “head coach of the future” status (Nick Saban will eventually retire). Either way, it’s clear that Sarkisian will be a head coach in the not-so-distant future.

So why would he leave a great situation at Alabama to serve as LSU’s offensive coordinator?

I don’t think he would even consider it. And the only reason I’m even writing about this is because I saw Sarkisian’s name recently listed by 247Sports on an “LSU offensive coordinator hot board” article.

I’m sure one reason that Sarkisian was linked to the job was because he worked with Orgeron at USC in the early 2000s.

But let’s not forget that Orgeron was adamant that he was a better coach than Sarkisian in late 2013 when the Trojans opted to pass over Coach O for the permanent head coaching gig at USC.

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Sarkisian would do a great job in Baton Rouge. He’s probably the best hire that Orgeron could make.

But it’s not happening. Sarkisian isn’t leaving Tuscaloosa unless he gets a sweet deal as a head coach.