LSU's immensely successful season is on the verge of being completely derailed by their head coach.
Will Wade, who has brought top talent to Baton Rouge and led the Tigers to a No. 10 overall ranking, has been suspended indefinitely after being caught on a wiretap discussing an "offer" he made to a recruit.
BREAKING: #LSU coach Will Wade has been suspended by the university indefinitely. Tony Benford will assume the duties of interim head coach.— Billy Embody (@BillyEmbody) March 8, 2019
Tigers takes on Vanderbilt on Saturday for an SEC title.
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Assistant Tony Benford will coach LSU while Wade is suspended.
"We and university officials have taken deliberate and purposeful steps to fairly assess and adequately address this situation," said LSU president F. King Alexander. "As we have done since media reports first surfaced months ago, we are closely coordinating with the NCAA with every step. They have our full cooperation and we will continue to report to them all facts and information on this matter."
LSU announcing Will Wade is suspended. Again, that's a bit baffling, essentially admitting a bit of guilt.— Bobby Reagan (@BarstoolReags) March 8, 2019
Wade made his name at Chattanooga before moving to VCU for two seasons. Wade has gone 42-20 at LSU, leading the Tigers to a 24-5 record this season.
The ongoing college basketball recruiting scandal is washing corruption out of the sport, and Wade could be the next casualty.