LSU football has already lost assistant coaches Joe Brady and Dave Aranda this week.
It’s been a rough few days for LSU football.
That’s not a phrase that typically gets uttered after a team wins a national championship.
LSU has suffered a mass exodus of sorts since beating Clemson on Monday night. Multiple players are leaving early for the NFL and two key assistants — passing game coordinator/wide receivers coach Joe Brady and defensive coordinator Dave Aranda — have left for better jobs.
Unfortunately for LSU, the exodus might not be over.
According to Texas based reporter Matt Mosley, Tigers safeties coach Bill Busch could be an option to be Aranda’s defensive coordinator at Baylor.
There ya go. I’m being told Aranda would target Bill Busch as DC and Andy Ludwig at OC. Much more to come. https://t.co/L6Da7niebZ
— Matt Mosley (@mattmosley) January 16, 2020
Busch is a Nebraska native who joined Ed Orgeron’s staff in 2018. He’s previously served in various roles at Rutgers, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Utah State and Utah (among a few others).
Of course, one way that Orgeron could prevent Busch from leaving is to offer him the defensive coordinator job at LSU.
But I’m not sure that’s the direction Orgeron wants to go. If he promotes from within, cornerbacks coach Corey Raymond, who’s been with the program since 2012, might be a better option.
LSU’s coaching staff will certainly have a much different look in 2020 than it did in 2019.
But that’s one of the perils of having an elite program. When championships are being won, other programs will come calling for the assistants that had a hand in the success.
However, I don’t think LSU fans should worry too much about this. Coach O shouldn’t have any issues finding quality replacements.