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Could former LSU head coach Will Wade end up at a conference rival?

Former LSU basketball coach Will Wade is back in the news with his name surfacing for another SEC job.

According to Jeff Goodman, Wade’s name has gained traction for the newly open Ole Miss job.

Wade was fired from LSU in March of 2022 following the report into LSU’s recruiting violations, but neither he nor LSU’s program have yet to receive any form of sanction.

Along with Wade, Goodman also reports that Chris Beard and Dusty May are candidates.

At LSU, Wade went 105-51 with a 55-33 record in conference. The highlight of his tenure was in 2019 when he led LSU to an SEC title. LSU advanced to the Sweet 16, but Wade was sidelined following the alleged NCAA infractions.

Wade was set to return LSU to the NCAA Tournament again in 2020 before the season was upended by COVID-19. In 2021, Wade’s Tigers won a round of 64 game before falling to Michigan in the round of 32.

Wade was fired before the NCAA Tournament began in 2022. After all that, Wade coached just one NCAA Tournament at LSU.

Ole Miss, which has made the NCAA Tournament just five times this century and been ranked in the final AP Poll just once, is looking for someone to bring its program to relevance. Wade, who has raised the bar everywhere he’s been, could be that guy.

Not coaching this year, Wade has recently begun a podcast with Baton Rouge sports commentator Jordy Culotta.

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