LSU assistant baseball coach and former Tulane standout Andy Cannizaro said Thursday he's "certainly following" the Green Wave's latest coaching search and wishes the school "the best of luck."

"Obviously there is an opening there and kind of see how that plays out," Cannziaro said on Culotta and The Prince on 104.5/104.9 ESPN Radio in Baton Rouge.

David Pierce resigned Wednesday as Tulane's coach to leave for Texas, replacing Augie Garrido -- the all-time leader in wins.

Cannizaro was hired in July 2014 as the recruiting coordinator and hitting coach for LSU. He was a four-year starter at shortstop from 1998-2001.

"I certainly have followed Tulane University and had a great career in terms of just the things that we accomplished there as a team -- getting to Omaha for the first time for that university," he said. "It's always a program that I follow and have a lot of admiration for and certainly pull for those guys.

"...At the same time, like we've talked about several times on the show, I love my job and I can't convey that anymore to you and all of our fans. I'm here in Atlanta this week, I've got my purple and gold LSU shirt on, I've got a purple LSU visor on sitting in the stands. I'll be in the stands from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. tonight watching guys play, trying to find the right fit here at LSU to help us win a national championship."

Cannizaro, LSU's hitting coach, was key to the Tigers' success on offense in 2016. A team that was largely expected to struggle at the plate, LSU hit .295 as a team in 66 games, ranking third in the Southeastern Conference. The Tigers also stole 75 bases, tying Georgia for the SEC lead.

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