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Nola.com is reporting that LSU has reached out to Clancy Pendergast to replace John Chavis who is headed to Texas A&M.
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Source told NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on Wednesday afternoon that Tigers coach Les Miles called Clancy Pendergast to gauge his interest in replacing Chavis as defensive coordinator.

Pendergast, 47, was USC's defensive coordinator in 2013 but was not retained by new coach Steve Sarkisian for the 2014 season despite the Trojans ranking No. 1 in the Pac-12 in passing defense and No. 2 in rushing defense. Pendergast spent this season out of coaching.
Prendergast served as defensive coordinator with the Arizona Cardinals from 2004-08, which includes Super Bowl XLIII, and with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2009.

Nola.com also says that Alabama linebackers coach Kevin Steele, former Ole Miss coach Ed Orgeron and Louisiana Tech defensive coordinator Manny Diaz are also being considered.
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24 Comments
Better him than Kevin Steele. The last time Steele was defensive coordinator he allowed 70 points to west Virginia. Please stay away from Steele!
Reply75 months
The more I read about Pendergast the more I want to see him in purple and gold! Get it done Leslie!
Reply75 months
California Kool in the Bayou .....???
Reply75 months
I agree. Pendergast would be a great hire. I sure hope he's interested. He's also supposedly a pretty good recruiter, something Chavis isn't.
Reply75 months
I keep hearing we have reached out to mr. Pendergast . Has he replied , or is there comments on his part pertaining to LSU ?
Reply75 months
@beatbamax15

Are you F-n stupid? This guy had the #1 defense in PAC at Cal, then went to USC and had the #1 defense in the PAC. That defense was better than our defense last year and not far from our defense this year at the back half of the season (minus the bowl game).

He faces a myriad of diverse offenses in the PAC and knew how to contain them.

He was requested by several DCs in the NFL and college level to teach them how to better stop specific offenses.

Guy is all about getting pressure on the QB, something we have failed miserably to do the last 2 years.

Oh yeah, and he did some minor things like coach the Cardinals D for several years including the super bowl where he only allowed 292 yards.
Reply75 months
Who has Miles reached out to for Cam's replacement?
Reply75 months
Wow. That would be a great hire.
Reply75 months
This would be an upgrade and the best possible hire at this point.
Reply75 months
PLEEEEEEZZZZZZZEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!
Reply75 months
Really? People on here are knocking a NFL D Coordinator for a team that went to a SB? USC isn't some slouch school either...this would be a great hire.
Reply75 months
Really, who has a defense in the Pac 12,We need a new Ad and Head Coach,
Reply75 months
Never heard of the guy. Why has he been out of coaching?
Reply75 months
Having a good defense in the Pac 12 isn't saying much
Reply75 months
Forget Chavis, I want this guy.
Reply75 months
Homerun Hire if Miles can pull it off.
Reply75 months
please, for the love of all things football, quit spewing out names like Bo Pelini if you want to sound like you know even a wee little bit about football.
Reply75 months
Welcome CP! Boom!!!
Reply75 months
Do want! Do want! He and coach O!!!
Reply75 months
If Diaz is hired It will be a loooong time before I give money to LSU
Reply75 months
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