Could LSU’s entire staff remain intact in 2023?
LSU’s returning plenty of on-field talent in 2023.
Jayden Daniels Together with Malik Nabers The offensive line is back and the key players are on offense. On defense, Harold Perkins And Mekhi Wingo headline key returning contributors.
There could also be some great things coming back from the booth and on the sidelines. LSU fans might be quick to praise the team, but at this point, all of the on-field personnel has remained unaltered. Names haven’t even been popping up in the rumor mill.
It’s easier to get a read on some of these situations than others. It’s hard to imagine a guy like offensive coordinator Mike Denbrock He is leaving his current position. He’s not a head coaching candidate, and there are very few coordinator jobs that pay better than LSU.
It could be something similar. Brad Davis. He’s a Baton Rouge native who already left an SEC job to coach at LSU. It’s doubtful he’d head elsewhere.
Joe Sloan And Cortez HanktonCurrent LSU position coaches, both with a strong track record, could be candidates for OC positions, although many possible landing spots have been filled. Frank Wilson Before leaving LSU, he was a head coach. But he decided to return to LSU.
On defense, defensive coordinator Matt House Has NFL experience. There’s a chance an NFL team could take a look as new coaches begin to fill out their staffs, but there’s no smoke there yet. The rest the defensive staff looks ready for a return.
It is rare to return an entire staff member at LSU. Even in good years, there’s usually some turnover. Of course, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Promotions for coordinators indicate that you had a great team.
But there’s something to be said for an entire staff returning, especially considering the wealth of talent LSU is bringing back. These coaches will have a better understanding of the personnel, which means, hopefully, there won’t be weeks spent tinkering in September.
Whatever the quarterback, they will lead an offense that is tailored to their abilities. They will place tight ends, running backs, receivers in the best possible formations.
House could have all the necessary blitz packages in place for defense before the year starts. This stuff is crucial, especially for a team that hopes to win a title.
Again, coaching season isn’t over, but keep an eye on this heading into the offseason.
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