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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

UT's Frank Wilson would be great hire for LSU

BATON ROUGE - The word is that Tennessee assistant football coach Frank Wilson is being considered for the opening on the LSU staff created by running backs coach Larry Porter becoming the head coach at Memphis.

Wilson has only been at Tennessee for one season as the wide receivers coach, but he would be very interested in returning to his home state as the LSU running backs coach, recruiting coordinator or whatever offensive opening there may be - and there will be more.

Wilson is a New Orleans native who would love to be a college assistant close to home. He badly wanted an LSU assistant coaching job in 2003 when he was then the head coach at O. Perry Walker High School in New Orleans. He thought he was going to get the job, particularly when then LSU head coach Nick Saban signed three of his kids from Walker. But Saban went "another direction."

Wilson later became a running backs coach at Ole Miss under head coach Ed Orgeron from 2005-07 and was the running backs coach at Southern Mississippi in 2008 after Orgeron was let go by Ole Miss. Wilson, who is known as an excellent recruiter, accepted a job on new Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen's staff after the 2008 season, but he then jumped ship to rejoin Orgeron under new Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin.

Wilson is one of the lowest- paid assistants on Kiffin's staff at approximately $150,000 a year. LSU coaches with Louisiana ties have been few and far between. Wilson's ties to talent-rich New Orleans and throughout the Southeast would greatly benefit LSU's recruiting efforts.

LSU coach Les Miles tried to hire Orgeron last season for similar reasons. Hiring Wilson now would be a great move.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's time to clean house on the offensive side at LSU. Richt just fired GA's D coordinator, DE coach, and LB/co-D coordinator. GA was 71st in the nation re: scoring defense and 90th in pass-efficiency defense.

Miles should look at the numbers for LSU's offense, and he will make a similar conclusion: the offense stunk this year, and the responsible coaches have to go.

5:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Les Miles is not a real football coach...Les Miles is a phony.
Who ever, comes to work for Les Miles, better by a two way plain ticket home.

Tinker

9:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Les Miles is not a real football coach...Les Miles is a phony.
Who ever, comes to work for Les Miles, better by a two way plain ticket home.

Tinker

9:03 AM  
Blogger Patrick said...

when will Glenn be Mr. Positive around LSU and not Finebaum Jr. I remember going to South Alabama and thinking Glenn was a great writer and ambassador for LSU sports and now it seems he is more concerned with drawing attention to himself not the program. I can tell you that writers like Carl Dubois are more respected, as well as more well liked, but Tiger fans than Glenn. Time to make a change indeed, Miles needs to make one and Glenn...

3:07 PM  

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