Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron appeared on 104.5 ESPN's "Off the Bench" Tuesday morning and talked about the hire of new passing game coordinator Scott Linehan.

The veteran NFL coach will work alongside offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger with a focus on third-down and red zone plays, according to Orgeron.

"We are excited about our staff and we are excited about Scott Linehan," Orgeron said. "We can't wait to get to work. What a great hire for the LSU Tigers. He and Ensminger are going to fit along great together. He brought exactly what we wanted to our program."

On what made Linehan stick out?

"I think his expertise on third down and in the redzone." Orgeron said.

"Let's face it- we have a great package here. We're going to continue to do the things that we know how to do here. I think Steve Ensminger does a great job of running this offense. He's going to help Steve in the third-down game planning and the red zone and perhaps call some third down, some red zone. We'll see how he and Steve work, I think it'll be a great combination."

Linehan served as the passing game coordinator with Dallas Cowboys in 2014 and was promoted to offensive coordinator from 2015 to 2018. The Cowboys parted ways with Linehan last January.

Linehan's deal at LSU is expected to be a two-year deal worth $800,000 a year.
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Linehan runs the same offense as the Payton. Remember Reggie Bush went to Detroit under Linehan because he knew with the playbook and the learning curve was minimal?
Reply9 months
The ones bitching about this hire are Saints fans that hate Dallas, where he last coached. They have inability to reason or think of his coaching experience and the fact that he is NOT the OC!
Reply9 months
It’s funny how Bama peps come read our board... but we don’t give a flyin Fuk about their boards!!!
Reply9 months
Dude look like an old wash up Cam Cameron huge down grade!!!
Reply9 months
Yet Cameron was the OC calling all the plays. SMDH!
9 months
Dude looks like a hunched over old man in that pic lol
Reply9 months
Look at the pic and tell me he isn't hunched over. Terrible posture lol
9 months
Terrible hire
Reply9 months
Its unbelievable that the expert coaching fans are this concerned about an "analyst" hire. Only a few schools can even consider hiring an "analyst", much less someone with this degree of pro experience. Geaux Tigers. This will be another win.
9 months
CEO knows what he is doing. The offense is in place and this hire brings additional knowledge and stability to the offense. NUFF SAID!
Reply9 months
The Rant - “Damnit O! We wanted someone with no college or NFL OC experience or life experience.”
Reply9 months
In O we trust
Reply9 months
I really thought he’d talk to CJ from the saints ,but coach decided to go in another direction . I don’t see a lot of success in this marriage . Scott will be gone after year one .
Reply9 months
Sounds like you should be LSU HC #NOT
9 months
Would rather have someone from the Saints or KC.
Reply9 months
What he brings, is what usually is lacked by college coaches, the ability to spot and take advantage of mismatches.
Reply9 months
I trust Oeaux....but man, it tough with this one.
Reply9 months
A has been Coach, 8-4 incoming... :lol:
Reply9 months
Don’t you have a crumbling empire to complain about?
9 months
kind of like Saban
9 months
You still BUTTHURT!
9 months
I know it is ridiculous, but it is hard to be excited seeing that star on his hat. {puke}
Reply9 months
That's stupid.
9 months
I like the hire...and what a country when you can make almost 1 mil a year being a red zone specialist.
Reply9 months
Time will tell! Just need Myles to become another Joe and keep the train rolling!
Reply9 months
He doesn’t need to be another Joe, their will probably never be another Joe. He just needs to be good, if he is we’re set.
9 months
Not another JB ,just the best Mikes he can be. I’m hopeful he can develop better pocket awareness and his delivery ( every throw he makes doesn’t have to be a bullet .
9 months
Hell yeah! Welcome aboard coach!
Reply9 months
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