Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
Multiple sources are reporting that LSU assistant coach Tony Benford, who served as the interim coach since March 8 when Will Wade was suspended, will join Buzz Williams' staff at Texas A&M.

Williams was hired at Texas A&M on Tuesday morning.

Benford served as an assistant coach under Williams at Marquette from 2008-2012.

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33 Comments
Dude was trash as an “acting”head coach. Talent carried LSU after WW was wrongfully suspended. This guy just sat back and had a temper tantrum every so often to make people think he knew what he was doing.
Reply19 days
Not a big lost! He proved he is not head coach material!
Reply21 days
And Alleva and King both STILL have jobs. This fricking state of backward arse leadership.
Reply22 days
The are evacuating the ship faster than the Titanic no rescue boat in sight the Captain Will Wade was the first to leave the sinking ship LSU.
Reply22 days
This is not a good sign. This is not good at all. He must know something big is about to happen.
Reply22 days
Or Benford is going to work for someone he has referred to as a close friend. He worked for him for 5 years at Marquette, this is not an indication of anything more than that. The reality is Wade was not likely to keep Benford, they had at least two arguments on the bench during SEC play.
22 days
Oh please, if you didn't know whether your boss was being fired you would look for a more secure position also. Pretty sure that the guy that got fired from Johnny Jones old school was not going to be made head coach if Wade does not come back.
21 days
He doesn’t know anything including coaching the game of BB. Not a loss at all.
19 days
Our basketball is back to the toilet. Please dunk Alleva’s head in mid flush
Reply22 days
Our basketball is back to the toilet. Please dunk Alleva’s head in mid flush
Reply22 days
I love LSU and all of our fans. This situation really sucks. I blame Nick Saban and Joe Dean
22 days
Where is the disgraceful will wade aka fredo i'm smart corleone.did someone put a bullet to the back of that moron head.
Reply22 days
I wish you were homeless and could not afford the computer, tablet, or phone you posted this with...
21 days
Homeless1, Is this English? You have to be a gump fan. Probably typed this while lying next to your sister.
19 days
No wonder we got that disgraceful coaching in the tournament
Reply22 days
Tony Benford did something right to have been part of Will Wade's staff, and big thank yous to him for stepping up in a terrible situation. Best to him as he reunites with a former boss. While I am glad that he is not here to be Aleva's default choice, I appreciate his taking on a thankless task for LSU. Best to you, Tony.
Reply22 days
He must have read the comments on TD.
Reply22 days
“Abandon ship”
Reply22 days
ATM comes after LSU staff again and Alleva and King just take it. Time to go after their AD.
Reply22 days
so you want Alleva and King to go after their AD ....???
22 days
No baw. Send JA and the King down the river, then bring our boy home.
21 days
Dodged that bullet
Reply22 days
Ohhh no! What about “The Search”???
Reply22 days
This is not a "bad sign" or any indication as to Wade's situation. Benford worked for Williams for 5 years at Marquette and was going to take this job regardless of what happened at LSU. Appreciate what Benford did for LSU and wish him the best.
Reply22 days
Hope you are right...
22 days
Can someone please explain aTm's obession with hiring or going after our coaches?
Reply22 days
Damnstrong coaching staffs...
22 days
It's not our coaches, it's hiring people away from SEC West schools and the reasons are self-evident.
21 days
Not a good sign.
Reply22 days
Explain. Because you make no sense.
22 days
Uh-oh Joe. Who are you gonna hire when you fire Will to save face?
Reply22 days
Could it be that King and Joe do not want a Final Four basketball program at LSU to compete for attention with LSU Football?
21 days
Happy for him
Reply22 days
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