Why would DB consult LM on other canidates for the position? What makes him so qualified to offer UM advice? Just because it is his alma mater? I do not think it would be worth the head ache for LM if it was just to ask for advice. You already see how stressed and uncomfortable this whole thing is making LM. Plus there are plenty of people that could verify/suggest other people for the postion.
He is a serious canidate for a reason. His connections to UM, his recruiting ability, and his abiltiy to coach football. All really good reasons.
The question now is why would he leave LSU now? His team will finish top 10 in BCS this year, a great recruiting class, and they are already being predicted as a Preseason top 5 team next year.