Since LSU is targeting many big names right now, it is probably a smart move by Urban Meyer to make this announcement so early. This move doesn't come as much of a surprise, even if LSU is not successful in luring some of the best coaches in college football. Two other candidates that LSU may be scouting for are Florida State's Jimbo Fisher and Houston's Tom Herman (Ohio State's former offensive coordinator).
LSU fired Les Miles on Sunday and put Ed Orgeron in as interim head coach while LSU continues to search for the best candidate.
Urban Meyer Ohio State news conference, Sept. 26, 2016 Part 4