LSU Football: Ed Orgeron continues to make smart coaching staff moves

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LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron is one of the best in the business when it comes to finding assistant coaches.

Coach O changed the trajectory of LSU’s program a couple of years ago when he hired little-known Joe Brady away from the New Orleans Saints to serve as the Tigers’ passing game coordinator.

It was a move that didn’t generate many headlines outside of Baton Rouge, but it ended up having a massive impact on LSU’s offense in 2019 (possibly the greatest season ever by a college football team).

Orgeron has continued to seek out talented under-the-radar coaches to add to the Tigers’ coaching staff.

LSU football adds a former NFL assistant as an analyst

The latest addition to LSU’s coaching staff is former Cincinnati Bengals/Detroit Lions running backs coach Kyle Caskey.

Caskey will serve as an offensive analyst for the Tigers. He was the Lions’ running backs coach for the last two seasons, after serving as the Bengals’ running backs coach from 2014-2018.

Under Caskey’s guidance, running back Joe Mixon rushed for 1,168 yards in 2018 — Mixon’s best season as a pro.

Adding Caskey to the staff as an analyst gives LSU another coach with a lot of football experience who can especially help the Tigers in game prep.

Analysts typically review film, chart tendencies, and look for things that the on-field coaches might miss in game prep. Having an extra set of eyes will be extremely beneficial for the Tigers — especially when it’s someone with as much experience as Caskey.

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Ed Orgeron continues to prove that he’s one of the best program builders in the nation with moves like this one.