Former USC and Ole Miss coach Ed Orgeron said he hasn't heard from LSU about its opening at defensive coordinator but would be open to listening if the Tigers called.

"If LSU wants to talk to me in some capacity, I'll listen," Orgeron said on 104.5 FM ESPN on Friday morning.

Former LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis landed in a private plane at a College Station, Texas, airport Thursday afternoon, seemingly proving he has made the stunning jump to the Aggies.

A&M hasn’t officially announced the move, but Chavis and A&M coach Kevin Sumlin spoke to the Houston Chronicle after exiting the plane on New Year’s Day.

Orgeron said in the radio interview Friday that LSU hasn't called him, but he and his family would "love to be at LSU."

A host of names has emerged for a job that’s arguably one of the most prestigious of any defensive coordinator position in college football. All of the hot names are possibilities, including former Georgia defensive coordinator and Louisville coordinator Todd Grantham, current Georgia defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt and Alabama linebackers coach Kevin Steele.

Interest in the job is high, a source told The Advocate, so dozens of candidates are possible. At least one possible candidate appears to be out: Former Auburn coach Gene Chizik accepted the job as North Carolina’s defensive coordinator Thursday, according to

Orgeron was the interim coach at USC in 2013 after Lane Kiffin was fired. He spent three seasons as Ole Miss' head coach from 2005-2007. In between those two stops he coached with the New Orleans Saints and University of Tennessee.