LSU Football: Ed Orgeron should make a Nick Saban like move

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LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron has the opportunity to make a Nick Saban-like move that could benefit the Tigers’ program.

Randy Clements was recently let go by Lane Kiffin at Ole Miss.

Clements is a proven offensive line coach that has also spent time at Florida State and Houston.

It’s unclear why Clements was fired by Kiffin just days after the Rebels’ spring game, though it appears this move was for “football reasons”. It’s possible that Kiffin and Clements just didn’t see eye to eye.

LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron should make a Nick Saban-like move

This is an odd time of year for a position coach to be out of work. Most coaching staffs are filled out by now.

Clements, however, will still need a job in 2021.

That’s why I think it would be wise for Orgeron to bring Clements to Baton Rouge as an offensive analyst. It’s exactly the type of move that Saban has been making for years at Alabama (bringing in fired coaches to serve as analysts).

Saban obviously does this for a reason — it creates a more efficient process for the coaching staff. Having an experienced position coach serving in an analyst role (which is mostly breaking down film, studying tendencies, etc), frees up the on-field coaches to focus on other things.

LSU doesn’t necessarily need offensive line coaching help, but having a former SEC run game coordinator on staff could absolutely be beneficial to the Tigers.

Plus, there’s no doubt that Ole Miss is going to continue to improve under Kiffin. Bringing Clements to Baton Rouge could help the Tigers in their preparation for the Rebels in 2021.

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This isn’t a move that would generate a lot of headlines, but it would still be a smart move by Orgeron.