After one more lackluster season in Baton Rouge, the LSU Tigers are making a large change, firing basically the whole defensive employees following an atrocious season.
In a statement launched to the press, head coach Brian Kelly introduced the firings of defensive coordinator Matt Home, safeties coach Kerry Cooks, cornerbacks coach Robert Steeples and defensive position coach Jimmy Lindsey.
LSU followers rejoiced on the group’s determination to, actually, clear Home.
MATT HOUSE IS GONE pic.twitter.com/2nRohnuZnp
— Barstool LSU (@LSUBarstool) January 3, 2024
Each LSU fan to Brian Kelly pic.twitter.com/CP1mjf6RBm
— Pod Of Geauxld (@PodOfGeauxld) January 3, 2024
One can hardly blame them for celebrating. A mediocre bowl win and a thirteenth place end in The AP High 25 is a far cry from their glory days of successful nationwide titles. (RELATED: LSU’s Greg Brooks Jr. Recognized With Uncommon Mind Most cancers)
Home’s protection, which gave up a whopping 416 yards per recreation, gave the impression to be constructed of straw moderately than brick. The Tigers protection was ranked a hundred and fifth in school soccer, in accordance with LSU beat reporter Lonn Phillips Sullivan.
BREAKING from https://t.co/mD5myg9TjL: #LSU will likely be transferring on from defensive coordinator Matt Home after 2 seasons. LSU had the a hundred and fifth ranked protection in 2023, permitting the fifteenth most complete yards in CFB, permitting 416 per recreation & 6.14 per play. STORY👇👀 https://t.co/jdbb1C7fu2 pic.twitter.com/XC3GqNLrk9
— Lonn Phillips Sullivan (@LonnPhillips) January 3, 2024
The drastic transfer makes 2023 a make-or-break 12 months for head coach Brian Kelly. Kelly had large sneakers to fill after taking on for the beloved 2019 Nationwide Champion Ed Orgeron in 2022. All Kelly has accomplished in his two seasons is float within the center, successful 10 video games together with a pair of bowls but in addition failing to achieve the faculty soccer playoff.
Kelly’s huge transfer ties his job safety indelibly to the efficiency of the group’s protection subsequent season. If he doesn’t discover a stud to fill the job and shore up the SEC’s worst protection, it might be Kelly on the chopping block subsequent 12 months.