I emailed Ivan Maisel of ESPN to correct his statement Erickson "Turned down LSU" to correctly state after some research that he was on a list of candidates but said he was not interested but was never officially offered nor was he ever interviewed. in order to "Turn down" a job you have to first be offered it. Erickson was never officially offered. With that he responded with a smart ass comment "That is not what I heard - Thanks anyway for sending me a message" I replied to his email with the following. "Well a few moments of research would have proved as he was a candidate but never officially offered, but hell who needs factual journalism anyway right ?? He was mentioned as a candidate and declined to be interviewed. He was never officially offered. He declined to be interviewed. At that point he was on a list of coaches, a list that included Nick Saban. It is hard to turn down a job you have never been offered, nor what is to say after his interview that LSU might not have wanted him. ESPN constantly throws LSU under the bus reporting Saban is interviewing for every job under the sun. ESPN constantly reports non facts pertaining to LSU. I am stumped why a little research seems to be to much to ask from a journalist. Don’t worry Peter King of SI said he would bet his house and a bowl of gumbo that Saban would be in the NFL this year. Needless to say us Tiger fans have yet to see his house or a bowl of Gumbo. So we are used to it…."