LSU May Have New Defensive Coordinator by End of Week
As recruiting season approaches, LSU and Les Miles continue to look for their next defensive coordinator.
Defensive line coach Brick Haley, among others, is a possibility to replace John Chavis, who departed for Texas A&M last week.
Former USC and NFL defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast was, but is no longer considered a candidate. Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops has met with Les Miles but is no longer considered a serious candidate. Penn State Defensive coordinator Bob Shoop has been talked about as a possibility. He has spent most of his career as a defensive backs coach and coordinator. Louisiana native and former Ole Miss Head Coach Ed Orgeron is in the mix. Alabama linebacker coach Kevin Steele has been a hot name in the search as well.
Miles and his assistants met Monday and sources say a hire is likely to come by the end of the week. Whoever replaces Chavis will be only the fourth defensive coordinator during the Miles era.