Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
As expected, LSU announced that tight end coach Steve Ensminger has been named the offensive coordinator for Tigers, replacing Matt Canada who was let go last week.

Ensminger will formally introduced as new OC by head coach Ed Orgeron at a press conference at noon CT on Thursday. Per LSUSports.net:
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Ensminger, widely regarded for his development of quarterbacks, spent the past eight years on the Tigers coaching staff from 2010-17. He served as offensive coordinator for the final eight games of the 2016 season when he called plays and directed an LSU offense that averaged 32 points and 465 total yards per game.

Ensminger elevated the Tigers offense into one of the top units in the Southeastern Conference over the final two months of 2016. LSU went 6-2 over the final eight games in 2016, scoring at least 35 points five times and topping the 500 yard mark on four occasions.

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I don’t get the neg talk on Alleva when every sport is trending up... baseball, basketball (Alleva hired WW), football (solid recruit class comin, Aranda staying, a nice turnaround after Troy, a new OC who legit did a good job last year on the fly). Still big Q’s to see Fball team in fall, but let’s be patient and give these guys a chance
Reply9 months
just get Curley Hallman back in here if all we want to do is save money
Reply9 months
too easy to trash the move, im actually going to wait and give him a chance. lets see what he can do
Reply9 months
Thank God the basketball team is good and baseball is right around the corner to distract us from these clowns running our football program.
Reply9 months
Let's see coon arse hires buddy to be OC, oh we can do it bobby boucher.
Reply9 months
Starting the 2018 season with Miami in Arlington and playing Auburn in week three away makes a 2-2 start a real possibility. Will they show Coach O the door like they did Miles if that happens. MSU's new coach is no joke on offense, and Georgia is our other SEC East opponent this season and Bama looks as good as ever, so what kind of record are we really expecting?
Reply9 months
The fan exhibiting delusional optimism will say, "We're LSU, we'll be a steady 9-3 as always." But I don't see that given the talent that's returning and the schedule. I hope I'm proven wrong but I don't see 8 wins on the schedule. Definitely going to be in the 7-5 or 6-6 or 5-7 range
9 months
I defentantly wouldn't consider 1 td in 2 games too very explosive, Fred Flintstone has made his bed I'm over it. Hang in there just one more year!! Hopefully
Reply9 months
Laughing Stock University
Reply9 months
The thing about LSU football that bothers me the most, is that our former Coach keeps winning National Championships.Here's hoping that he is interested in the New York Giants job.
Reply9 months
Zeek
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I kind of like having an ex quarterback as offensive coordinator. I will have to reserve further comments about his hire, after I see what he does.
Reply9 months
Over/under December 2019 the shrimp boat captain and md his first mate is gone? What a fricking joke.
Reply9 months
At least he has a cool gravely voice and ends every interview with "Go Tigus"
9 months
Gilligan and the Skipper will be gone by mid season.
9 months
HOW DARE YOU SAY THAT???? ONE TEAM ONE HEARTBEAT!!!! WE ALL COMIN!!!
9 months
"Go Tigus" -- Orgeron comment at the end of EVERY interview
Reply9 months
Wow. Our leadership is a joke. This offseason would be absolutely hilarious if it wasn't happening to us.
Reply9 months
I know, right?
9 months
Wow. Our leadership is a joke. This offseason would be absolutely hilarious if it wasn't happening to us.
Reply9 months
We all had a good laugh at Tennessee, now this, I'm sorry it's Ensminger who has to endure this.
9 months
Wow. This is painful. Alabama just won their 5th National Title in under 10 years and we just hired a DL coach to be HC and a TE coach to be OC coordinator.
Reply9 months
The LSU board held O and Aleva responsible for Canada hire and is forcing them to live with their decision and no more money!!!
Reply9 months
RFK
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Damn look at his gut compared to Aranda’s...tell me this dude is committed to an athletic career...the SE era is long gone...the OC of the future is a new animal. I can’t wait for 6 loss seasons again #90s #DrunkTiger #BaseballSchoo
Reply9 months
His gut? Your ignorant posts on the poli board are only surpassed by the ignorant comment you left here. SMDH
9 months
Are you kidding!?!?! I've read a lot of crappola here, but this takes the cake. Belichick has a gut, you wouldn't want him? Lombardi, Bear Bryant, Don Nelson, Andy Reid, Fat Lou Piniella, Phil Jackson, Chuck Noll, Dean Smith, shall I go on... all had guts (at least at one time or another)... You stupid frick.
9 months
Nothing against Ensminger, but I suspect they railroaded him into this. No real OC search that I can discern. It was a charade. And Canada wasn't given a chance to run the offense the way he wanted. Weak, insecure and paranoid leadership (except for Aranda)...that's what we have.
Reply9 months
One of the best concise descriptions of the situation that I've seen.
9 months
No one was unhappy when we brought in a big time OC in Canada- turns out our offense declined! I will give SE a chance...that is what everyone should do- let it play out & see how we do next season. SE should know the players well enough & what works & doesn't work with his talent.
Reply9 months
Moron. Steve had more talent than Matt and did worse against Bama. He scored on shite defenses. You’re football stupid kid
9 months
Hey fat bastard i am not to high the the hiring of SE but last year Steve was still running Cam Camerons offense you jack ass...No body knows what SE is going to come out and run, he took a Cam Cameron offense and broke stat records with it so who knows he may be able to put a good product on the field. Everybody needs to give him a chance and if it doesnt work fire everbody except Aranda, Raymond, T-Rob, and so on
9 months
Big-time OC? Never likes that hire. He had a 1-word resume: Clemson
9 months
Worst hire since Special Ed was hired!
Reply9 months
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