Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
LSU has reportedly hired longtime NFL defensive line coach Bill Johnson to take over for current defensive line coach Dennis Johnson who will not be able to coach this season following a double-knee injury while playing basketball this summer.

The news was first reported by Bruce Feldman.


Johnson, a native of Monroe, Louisiana, went to college at Northwestern State where his coaching career started in 1980 as a graduate assistant.

It was at Northwestern State where Johnson and head coach Ed Orgeron first connected, as Johnson was on the staff while Orgeron was playing for the Demons from 1980-1983.

Johnson worked his way up through the coaching ranks as a defensive line coach from 1982-2000 at schools like McNeese State, Louisiana Tech, Arkansas, and Texas A&M.

He got his first NFL defensive line coach job in 2001 when he was hired by the Atlanta Falcons. Here are his NFL coaching career details:

Atlanta Falcons (2001–2006)
Defensive line coach

Denver Broncos (2007–2008)
Defensive line coach

New Orleans Saints (2009–2016)
Defensive line coach

Los Angeles Rams (2017–2018)
Defensive line coach
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Comments

25 Comments
This is like a wet dream of a hire!!! This guy is the shite as far as DL coaches go! Fantastic hire by coach O!
Reply13 months
This is a great pick up for Lsu ....I never thought DJ was qualified . Thx for the upgrade Coach O
Reply13 months
TBD but he's better than a guy in a wheelchair right?
Reply13 months
Keep that good ole network going coach O. You'd make a perfect crappy politician for Louisiana.
Reply13 months
when you got a good network, sometimes it's best to make it work for ya
13 months
Are the DL coaches related?
Reply13 months
Oh HELL YEAH!!!! GEAUX TIGERS!
Reply13 months
Guy has a Super Bowl ring, and longtime NFL coach. Great pickup.
Reply13 months
uncanny how your veteran d line coaches are always your slim metrosexual types.
Reply13 months
He was terrible w/ the Saints
Reply13 months
You mean like winning a super bowl and went to the playoffs multiple times?
13 months
WTF???
13 months
We bring in an old dude to coach D line every year lol
Reply13 months
They are getting younger. The original guy was like 80 before these 2.
13 months
Replacing one Big Johnson with another.
Reply13 months
Rams DL coach?? Oh boy oh boy.
Reply13 months
LOLOLOLOLOLOL
Reply13 months
Big, big get. This guy is very good.
Reply13 months
Saints fans were elated when he left.
13 months
He worked under shitty Defensive coordinators with the Saints for the most part.
13 months
He's been terrible everywhere he's been
13 months
I can't see this move having any impact other than a positive one.
Reply13 months
He got several good moments in the Saints 2009 commemorative film. That's all I really know about him.
Reply13 months
Ed can bring some big time coaching talent in
Reply13 months
This is good.
Reply13 months
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