Another spring and yet another rumor about Pitt's Jamie Dixon possibly interviewing for other jobs. Dixon reportedly met with LSU athletic director Joe Alleva in Atlanta regarding the Tigers' coaching search. It's not known how long the two met for, but the fact that Dixon supposedly met with Alleva at all is interesting, at the very least.â†µ
During Dixon's tenure, there have probably been bigger threats to him leaving Pitt, such as Oregon and USC. LSU is a major program, but the Dixon link is a bit strange. He didn't go to school there and isn't from the area. The Tigers would also need to pony up a significant amount of money to get him. They were paying former head coach Trent Johnson significantly less than Dixon and you'd have to figure they'll not only need to meet Dixon's current salary, but exceed it.
LSU will probably end up joining the long list of schools that weren't able to get him to leave the Panthers ... but you never know.â†µ
UPDATE: Another LSU publication and website, Tiger Rag, says via Twitter the meeting may not have taken place after all. It will be interesting to hear Dixon's side of things.â†µ
For more on the Dixon/LSU story and Pitt basketball, check out SB Nation's blog, Cardiac Hill.