LSU Football: Marcus Freeman’s interview with Tigers has concluded


LSU football is hoping to land Marcus Freeman as their next defensive coordinator.

LSU football has made Cincinnati Bearcats defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman their top target to replace Bo Pelini.

Freeman was in Baton Rouge on Thursday to interview with Ed Orgeron and the Tigers.

That interview has reportedly concluded and Freeman is returning to Cincinnati to figure out his next move.

WLWT’s Brandon Saho reported on Thursday evening that Freeman wants to discuss his job opportunities with his “inner circle” and Bearcats head coach Luke Fickell.

LSU football battling Notre Dame for Freeman

I’ve been adamant that I think Notre Dame is a more likely landing spot for Freeman than LSU.

And that’s because of Freeman’s ties to the midwest (as well as some ties to Notre Dame).

But it’s not like I’m ruling LSU out here. It’s very possible that Freeman views LSU as a better opportunity.

Freeman’s ultimate goal is to become a head coach. If he feels like LSU is a better situation to make that happen, then he’ll end up in Baton Rouge.

But if everything is equal in Freeman’s eyes (and the money is right), then I think Notre Dame wins the tiebreaker.

If the Tigers manage to land Freeman, though, it will put them back in the driver’s seat for 2021 four-star linebacker Raesjon Davis, a former Tigers commit.

“I’ve heard Marcus Freeman is being interviewed and if they hired him, LSU would definitely move way up for me,” said Davis in a recent interview with 247Sports.

Davis recently included LSU in his final four schools.

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Freeman’s decision should come in the next 24 to 48 hours.

It’s also still possible that Freeman decides to stay at Cincinnati and wait for a head coaching job.