LSU Football: 5 coaches who should NOT replace Ed Orgeron if Tigers are forced to make a change

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Option 5: Jeff Lebby — OIe Miss offensive coordinator

Orgeron and Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin are close. So why not go to the Kiffin coaching tree in this scenario?

Lebby, who also has assistant coaching experience at Baylor and UCF, is viewed by a lot of folks as a promising up-and-comer who will be a successful head coach in the future.

Great offensive mind from a similar coaching tree…why not make this move?

For a couple of reasons.

For one, Lebby definitely isn’t ready to be a head coach in the SEC. If LSU hires someone like Lebby, it’s a long-term move.

While I think Lebby has a promising coaching future, he definitely isn’t the guy that should be leading the Tigers for the next several years.

If Lebby was hired by LSU, he’d likely try to make a lot of changes to suit his style, essentially undoing everything that Orgeron has built over the last several years.

Lebby is going to be a good head coach one day. Maybe even in the SEC. But it won’t be in the next couple of years, which is why he shouldn’t be the guy at LSU in 2021 if the Tigers have to make a change.