Report: NOLA Football Coaches Considering Boycott Of LSU Recruiting
LSU football has recruited some of its best players over the years from the New Orleans metro area.
That may prove to be difficult moving forward as high school football coaches in the area are considering boycotting LSU from recruiting on their campus, according to a report from Sam Spiegleman of SEC Country.
Several of the area’s black head football coaches are meeting to discuss how coach Ed Orgeron handled the demotion of running backs coach and New Orleans area recruiter Jabbar Juluke in the aftermath of National Signing Day.
Juluke was demoted as running backs coach and reassigned to another spot within the program last Thursday, the day after National Signing Day.
Juluke left LSU following the demotion, officially accepting a job today as RBs coach/associate head coach at Texas Tech.
As a former high school head coach at Edna Karr, a public school in New Orleans, Juluke led the Panthers to an undefeated season and national championship in 2012.
According to Spiegleman, a closed-door meeting involving head coaches at various New Orleans metro area schools, including Ednar Karr, McDonogh 35, Landry-Walker, Warren Easton and St. Augustine, is expected to take place this week. There, coaches will decide to boycott LSU from recruiting on their campuses.
Orgeron is aware of the meeting, and according to Spiegleman's report, is attempting to remedy the situation.
If the coaches follow through on the boycott, it would be a giant blow to the Tigers. Not only would LSU miss out on some of the state's best talent, opposing schools will capitalize on the Tigers absence and likely sign some of the best players in south Louisiana.