Sources tell Sports Radio ESPN 1420, that FIU head softball coach Beth Torina is now the leading candidate for LSU's vacant head coaching position. 

Torina has been head coach of the FIU Panthers for the last four years, compiling a 129-111 overall record.

In 2011, FIU went 31-27, overall, with a 14-10 Sun Belt Conference mark.

In 2010, Torina led the Panthers to just their second ever NCAA Tournament appearance in school history, and their first ever victory in the NCAA Tournament.

Prior to her tenure at FIU, Torina was an assistant coach at Houston, from 2002-2007, and played her college softball at the University of Florida.

LSU is looking to replace Yvette Girourd, who just retired, after 11 years at LSU.

Alabama head coach Patrick Murphy was named the new LSU coach, a little over a week ago, but surprised everyone, by deciding to return to the Crimson Tide.