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Tigerbait1977
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Fort Worth, Texas
Member since Jun 2020
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LSU coaching staff hire grades

Frank Wilson A+
Great hire for LSU, good coach and even better recruiter. Not only that but he was able to develop those recruits.

Jamar Cain A+
Elite recruiter as well. Kelly pretty much stole him from USC. Had OU in the top tier for sacks, pressures, etc. Very well respected as well.

Matt House: A
Another great coach. More on the Dave Aranda side. Not the best recruiter but will be coaching around recruiters. He will develop these players.

Brian Polian A-
Top tier guy and a coach. Awesome recruiter as well. He and Frank Wilson are the ones recruiting the portal hard as well.

Mike Denbrock B+
Very experienced coach which is key. Turned Cincy into a explosive offense. Solid get for this team.

Joe Sloan B+
Kelly was able to steal him for a lower role. The guy is young and has already been a OC. Strong Louisiana recruiting from him as well.

Cortez Hankton B+:
Awesome recruiter with NOLA ties. He was on staff and a good developer for some UGA WRs in the NFL. He developed these younger WRs this year nicely as well.

Robert Steeples B:
Tough to say here. Very little experience but has worked himself up the chain fast. Could potentially be a diamond in the rough with this one. Good things from him

Kerry Cooks B-:
Again a another one tough to grade. He was a part of of a couple weak secondaries at OU and TTU though. Solid recruiter, with some much needed ties for LSU football in the Texas/OU area.

No “bad” hires IMO here. Great coaching staff.
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sonoma8
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Riley as HC: A+++++


Ikneauxnuffin
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da bayou
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355 posts

We made the Beta Club


Jabontik
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Houston
Member since Dec 2016
1908 posts

Yeah its a great staff. I'm excited and if we can pull some really good players to close out this year we have a chance to be good right away next year.


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TruthSpeaker225
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Member since Apr 2021
430 posts

Elite Sunshine pumping here


tigerbru17
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9668 posts

I like the staff a lot. Looking at the list knowing Brian Kelly is the head man is a refreshing feeling.


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Cs
Member since Aug 2008
9462 posts

Change House to a B+ and Cooks to a C+.



kiNupe5
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Member since Jun 2014
801 posts

Love everyone else but the secondary staff is going to have to prove it to me personally.


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burasjr123
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Member since Nov 2009
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I would give the two db coaches a d to cooks and f to steeples just because of experience of recruiting and productivity of players


0x2102
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Nice work. Spot on.


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Wrucker16
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Member since Jul 2014
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Denbrock should be lower and so should Cooks


Tiger Tracker
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Member since Nov 2015
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Denbrock should be lower and so should Cooks


I don't necessarily disagree with cooks but Denbrock just had his team in the playoffs and knows Kelly's system. Why should he be lower than a B?


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rob62
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2016
4318 posts

quote:

Riley as HC: A+++++


Riley 0-3 in CFP

Orgeron/LSU-63
Riley/OU-28

Aranda whipped Riley’s arse and Riley bolts to USC to avoid SEC.

Ha-Ha-Ha-HaHa!!!



ipodking
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Member since Jun 2008
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Robert Steeples B:
Tough to say here. Very little experience but has worked himself up the chain fast. Could potentially be a diamond in the rough with this one. Good things from him

Kerry Cooks B-:
Again a another one tough to grade. He was a part of of a couple weak secondaries at OU and TTU though. Solid recruiter, with some much needed ties for LSU football in the Texas/OU area.


You can’t give a CB coach who has never coached CBs anything higher than a C-


Cooks isn’t very good at his job either. He’s a C- as well
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Jb1994
Member since Sep 2018
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I'd give steeples an incomplete and cooks a c. I do believe steeples is a going to be a very good db coach and I believe cooks is there to help him out with the growing pains


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CapstoneGrad06
Alabama Fan
Little Rock
Member since Nov 2008
68786 posts

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Riley 0-3 in CFP


Kelly is 0-2


Maximus
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Tell us about how Cooks does his job


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SaDub225
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2021
769 posts

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You can’t give a CB coach who has never coached CBs anything hire than a C- Cooks isn’t very good at his job either. He’s a C- as well


I really don’t think you should be the one grading anyone when you don’t even know how to spell correctly


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misey94
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Hernando, MS
Member since Jan 2007
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I would give Cooks a C until he proves otherwise. He has the most to prove out of any of these hires.

Steeples should probably be a B- until we see what we have with him, but I think we all see the potential. Maybe House is an A-, but the rest looks pretty spot on.


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Harry Morgan
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would give the two db coaches a d to cooks and f to steeples just because of experience of recruiting and productivity of players



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