VCU’s Will Wade has agreed to become LSU’s next coach, a source told CBS Sports.
The school subsequently confirmed the report late Monday.
Wade is replacing Johnny Jones.
Wade, 34, just led the Rams to successive NCAA Tournaments. His career record -- from two years at Chattanooga and two years at VCU -- is 91-45 overall and 55-15 in league games. He’s now the fourth consecutive Rams coach to win and bolt -- joining Jeff Capel (Oklahoma), Anthony Grant (Alabama) and Shaka Smart (Texas).
Mike Rhoades (Rice) and Jamion Christian (Mount St. Mary’s), both of whom are former VCU assistants, are candidates to replace Wade at the Atlantic 10 school, a source told CBSSports. Other candidates include East Tennessee State’s Steve Forbes, N.C. Central’s LeVelle Moton and Monmouth’s King Rice.