After LSU fired Les Miles as its head coach, reports surfaced that the Tigers would at least reach out to Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, even if they didn’t expect to get a chance with him. But Meyer confirmed he is not interested in the position at LSU on Tuesday, during the Big Ten coaches teleconference. He said he hasn’t yet received any contact from LSU, but that he’s going to stay at Ohio State and remain the head coach.
Urban Meyer asked about LSU's interest in him: "No, I have not been contacted, and I'm going to be the coach at Ohio State."— Lori Schmidt (@LoriSchmidt) September 27, 2016
This doesn’t come as much surprise, but it is probably a smart move by Meyer to get out ahead of the possibility. LSU is likely targeting all the big names, which is a good move even if they aren’t successful in luring away any of them. The two biggest candidates might be Houston’s Tom Herman (Ohio State’s former offensive coordinator) and Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher.
Les Miles was fired on Sunday and Ed Orgeron was put in as the interim head coach while the search for LSU’s new head coach continues.