Updated, 1:05 p.m. Thursday: Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin has emerged as a candidate for the Houston head coaching job, according to an ESPN report citing unnamed sources.

Kiffin is also the top choice to join LSU coach Ed Orgeron as the Tigers' offensive coordinator. He has also been mentioned as a coaching candidate at Oregon.

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Former LSU coach Les Miles and the University of Houston seem to have mutual interest in one another.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Houston Board of Regents chairman and billionaire booster Tilman Fertitta said Miles is on the school's list of head football coaching candidates.

"I think we have interest in him and he has interest in us," Fertitta told the Chronicle.

The Cougars are in the market for a coach after Tom Herman, a prime target to be Miles' successor at LSU, left for the University of Texas.

Miles, arguably LSU's most successful football coach in school history, was fired after losing to Auburn in September and getting off to a 2-2 start in a season with national title expectations.

Feritta told the Chronicle that Houston would like to move fast on its hire. Current defensive coordinator Todd Orlando, current offensive coordinator Major Applewhite, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen, Tulsa coach Phillip Montgomery and Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley are believed to be among the list of potential new hires along with Miles.

Other prominent coaching vacancies in college football include Oregon, Purdue and Baylor.