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John Brice with Football Scoop is reporting that new LSU head coach Brian Kelly is focusing on Cincinnati offensive coordinator Mike Denbrock and Kansas City Chiefs’ linebackers coach Matt House to join his staff as OC & DC.

The potential hires would replace LSU OC Jake Peetz and DC Daronte Jones who were hired by former coach Ed Orgeron last offseason.

Offensively, numerous sources this week told FootballScoop that Kelly is expected to reunite with Mike Denbrock, Kelly’s former Notre Dame offensive coordinator and assistant head coach who spent seven seasons alongside Kelly in South Bend, Indiana.

Denbrock, who also previously worked with Kelly at NCAA Division II power Grand Valley State early in both coaches’ careers, has spent the past five seasons as the offensive play-caller for Luke Fickell’s Cincinnati program.


On the defensive side of the ball, Kelly has set his target – per sources -- on an up-and-coming NFL assistant coach Matt House, the Kansas City Chiefs’ linebackers coach who spent almost two decades coaching at the collegiate level before he exited the University of Kentucky three years ago for an opportunity with the Chiefs. Read more.
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Mike da Tigah26 months
We really need to stop calling this “opting out” and just call it what it is. Quitting the team, and because it is exactly what they are doing.
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porge710626 months
Keep jones DONE!!
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JOHNN26 months
And what if they turn Foghorn down? Cant expect big time recruits to come here if they dont know who will be coaching them.
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Hurricane Mike26 months
Will y'all shite the frick up about the goddamn recruiting class?
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Clockwatcher6826 months
Free Shuga!
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Robber DeNiro26 months
Stop blaming O!!!
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Breauxsif26 months
Yeah ok, lol
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mallardhank26 months
If O could have helped develop the coordinators it may have been a different story. He couldn’t and was too busy playing with Bambi. We are paying for Os screw ups with recruiting and coaching changes but all that crap is about to change.
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Lutcher Lad26 months
Coach O made a mistake that hurt LSU...the OC & DC positions are not for On-the-Job Apprentices! The chain is only as strong as each link and (nothing personally) but these two were weak links that exposed us!
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Geaux Guy26 months
He probably didn’t even interview them. Busy with Bambi
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Tchefuncte Tiger26 months
I was hoping he would keep Daronte Jones.
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emanresu26 months
Yes let's keep the guy who has been learning on the job instead of somebody who already knows what they're doing. That's a wonderful idea.
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LSUStar26 months
Thanks, but NO thanks.
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cypresstiger26 months
Daronte Jones Jones. “Did I stutter?”
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CanebreakCajun26 months
If he goes for House, we’d have to wait possibility until February to see if he’d take it. What if he says no?
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saintslsupels26 months
Maybe Kelly knows that Daronte would take the job at any point, so he can afford the risk of waiting for Matt House to make a decision.
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IAmTheTator26 months
“Datone Jones”
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