“I said guys this isn’t true what you are hearing about LSU. Do I need to have another team meeting to address it?
Herman was then asked if he was telling the truth before the Memphis game.
“Every single report that was floating out at that time was inaccurate,” Herman told Patrick. “I was not lying. I feel very comfortable saying that.”
But when Herman was asked if LSU had reached out to him, he danced all around the question and never gave a straight answer.
“Yeah, you know, not to skirt the question, I just don’t know that how we got here is relevant,” Herman said.
Here's what was posted on the Rivals premium board last November after the Chip Brown and ESPN reports came out about Herman and LSU. This was posted the night before the Memphis game:
"A good source, close to the LSU administration told me that Herman accepted an offer to become LSU's next head coach. Jimbo backed out when FSU stepped up their offer to keep him, there were family decisions etc... LSU then turned their full attention to Herman.
I've heard the offer was around $7M per year. DC Dave Aranda is reportedly staying with LSU as defensive coordinator, which was something that was pushed heavily by the LSU brass."
So not only do the Houston people think Herman is lying, so do the LSU people. And some Rivals people.