The LSU Tigers are negotiating with Houston's Tom Herman to be their next head coach, according to multiple reports.
"Contrary to media reports, there has been no decision made on who will be the next football coach at LSU," the school's statement read. "Coach Orgeron has done a great job of leading this team since taking over in late September and we are pulling hard for the Tigers tonight against Texas A&M. As we stated earlier, we are going to take our time and make sure we select the right person to lead our football program."
The Tigers are 5-2 under Orgeron since Les Miles was fired Sept. 25.
Herman is also reportedly in the running for the job at Texas if Charlie Strong is fired.
Houston, which has also refuted reports, plays its final regular-season game Friday against Memphis. Herman is 22-3 at Houston after spending three seasons as Ohio State's offensive coordinator.
"I have not been informed by Tom or his agent that they are in conversations with LSU," Houston athletic director Hunter Yurachek said via text, according to the Houston Chronicle. "We are in Memphis together, preparing for a game."