Joe Alleva writes a letter to LSU fans on the coaching search

LSU AD Joe Alleva has already outlined the qualities he’s looking for in the Tigers’ next head coach. But in a public letter to Tigers fans posted to LSU’s website on Friday, Alleva penned six bullets he’s looking seeking in the team’s next coach.

While Alleva takes a not-so-veiled swipe at Les Miles, he does not mention Ed Orgeron at all.

I’ve identified a very specific set of guidelines in selecting our head coach. His first directive from me will be to create a culture of excellence and character in every facet of our football program in order to compete at a championship level every year.
 
He must have the highest standards of integrity and work ethic LSU fans have come to expect.
 
He must be a skilled and relentless recruiter, attracting the most gifted student-athletes to our university while instilling pride and confidence in parents who entrust their children to our program.
 
He must be able to motivate our players to perform at the highest level, and to hold them accountable to certain standards of behavior both on and off the field. He must be committed to continuing a tradition defined by character and integrity.
 
He must have the instinct to adapt to changes in the game of college football, allowing LSU to compete for championships every year.
 
Finally, he must be an accomplished leader of the young men who will rely on him for strength and guidance and from whom they will learn valuable lessons that will have a lasting impact on their lives.

In the meantime, LSU prepares to host Florida on Saturday afternoon before a Thanksgiving night visit to Texas A&M, with a very real shot at closing with a 6-1 mark since Les Miles’s firing.

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