LSU Football: Brian Kelly is already dealing with a tough situation in Baton Rouge

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Brian Kelly has been the LSU football head coach for less than three months and he’s already dealing with a tough situation.

Kelly and the Tigers appear to be in danger of losing a key offensive assistant.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported on Friday that the Los Angeles Rams have requested permission to interview LSU wide receivers coach/passing game coordinator Cortez Hankton for their vacant offensive coordinator position.

Hankton was just hired by Kelly and the Tigers last month.

Could LSU football lose an assistant already?

Hankton would certainly be an interesting choice for Sean McVay and the Rams. He doesn’t have any NFL experience. In fact, Hankton has never been an offensive coordinator.

However, there’s actually an interesting connection between McVay and Hankton.

The two were both employed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008.

Hankton was on the Buc’s roster as a player (his final season with an NFL team). McVay was an offensive assistant for Tampa Bay the same season.

McVay also coached for the Florida Tuskers in 2009. Hankton played for the Tuskers in 2010 (not sure if there was any crossover).

Knowing that connection, it makes some sense why Hankton would get an interview (he probably has a somewhat close relationship with McVay).

But at the same time, I’d be a bit surprised if Hankton got the job. He simply doesn’t have the qualifications quite yet.

However, if Hankton gets the job, Kelly will have a big vacancy on his staff to fill.

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Perhaps Kelly could call up Joe Brady, who is currently the Buffalo Bills quarterbacks coach, and see if he wants his old job back. You never know, crazier things have happened.