Report: LSU closing in on Tom Herman as new head coach, school says search continues

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 10: Houston Cougars head coach Tom Herman walks the sidelines as he coaches against the Lamar Cardinals in the second quarter at TDECU Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Houston, Texas. Houston won 42 to 0.  (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 10: Houston Cougars head coach Tom Herman walks the sidelines as he coaches against the Lamar Cardinals in the second quarter at TDECU Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Houston, Texas. Houston won 42 to 0. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

University of Houston coach Tom Herman has an offer from LSU, and could be close to being the new head coach of the Tigers.

So, says a report from Chip Brown of the website hornsdigest.com. The site, that covers the University of Texas, says Herman may be waiting to hear on an offer from Texas, but that time is running out.

Texas head coach Charlie Strong will reportedly be fired after Friday’s game against TCU.

The report said “the wheels were in motion Thursday for Herman to become the next head coach at LSU, with a possible announcement on Saturday.”

LSU defeated Texas A&M Thursday night, 54-39. Derrius Guice rushed for a school record 285 yards and scored four rushing touchdowns.

During the game, LSU released a statement about its coaching search.

“There are a lot of unsubstantiated rumors about LSU’s coaching search.  We will not comment on this speculation and are currently focused on our game against Texas A&M. There is a process in place for the search, and we will take our time to make sure the best decision is made for the future of our program.”

USA today reported that Herman met with LSU officials Thursday in Houston. LSU played at Texas A&M Thursday night.

Herman is 22 wins, 3 losses in two seasons at Houston. Herman was the offensive coordinator at Ohio State from 2012 to 2014. In 2014, Ohio State won the national championship, with Herman as offensive coordinator.

The Buckeyes beat Alabama 42-35 in the CFP semifinals at the Allstate Sugar Bowl.