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LSU announced Wednesday night that senior offensive assistant and passing game coordinator Jerry Sullivan has retired from coaching football.

LSU ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS
For Immediate Release - January 9, 2019
LSU’S JERRY SULLIVAN ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT


BATON ROUGE – LSU senior offensive assistant and passing game coordinator Jerry Sullivan announced his retirement from football on Wednesday.

Sullivan, who spent seven years on the LSU coaching staff from 1984-90, joined Ed Orgeron’s staff as a consultant in 2017 and was then elevated to senior offensive assistant and passing game coordinator for the 2018 season.

One of the most respected wide receiver coaches in football, Sullivan spent 25 years in the NFL before coming back to LSU in 2017.

“Jerry had a great career, one that saw him develop, groom, mentor and train some of the best to ever play the wide receiver position at any level of football,” Orgeron said. “I can’t thank Jerry enough for the contributions he made to our program over the past two years.”

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The senior in the title deserves air quotes!!
Reply2 months
7 of some of the worst fricking years of passing imaginable
Reply2 months
I'm going to get downvoted into our, but here are the stats. 2017(consultant, couldn't coach): Passing offense ranks: -84th in YPG -85th in TDs per game -10th in YPA -17th in Passer Rating 2018(full time coach and passing game coordinator): -67th in YPG (including A&M 7 overtimes) -88th in TDs per game -47th in YPA -65th in Passer Rating
Reply2 months
This guy has been trashed all year. But now, in his retirement blurb, all the negative comments are getting downvoted. Hilarious
Reply2 months
Thanks for coming back and helping us out Jerry. Have a fabulous retirement.
Reply2 months
Look all the sad eyes I get but this is a plus. We need a wr coach that brings strength in blocking downfield and opening up plays. Our WRs have played like pussys for 3 years
Reply2 months
There are some people on a team that make you feel like you are part of a family.. he was one of those mentors that made the kids feel like they were home..
Reply2 months
He was a great mentor to a lot of athletes, and the kids appreciated his leadership and humor. he will be missed..
Reply2 months
At first, I thought it said Senior Offensive Assistant passed away. I’m not wishing I’ll health, but the headline was not a shock the first way I read it.
Reply2 months
He's looking pretty fit for someone his age. Maybe he decided to pursue some eligility?
Reply2 months
Hope he ends up happy with his decision...who replaces him? Any favorites atm?
Reply2 months
Good. Too many balls were dropped amongst long developing pass plays and lack of wr separation. May not fully be his fault, but facts are facts.
Reply2 months
I hope he enjoys retirement. All I can think of is what position coach we actually need. Maybe a QB coach? Does any school need receivers AND TE coaches?
Reply2 months
?? Our TE coach became our OC.
2 months
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