Considering LSU has made Dave Aranda the highest-paid coordinator in college football history, it makes sense to surround him with coaches he knows and trusts. That appears to be the strategy in Baton Rouge these days.
LSU’s 10th assistant hire for 2018, safeties coach Bill Busch, has worked under Aranda once before in his coaching career and when Busch’s hire was made official by the team, it was Aranda who issued a statement — not head coach Ed Orgeron. According to FootballScoop, LSU will add another former Aranda assistant in Garden City Community College coach Leon Wright.
Wright, last season’s receivers coach for Garden City CC, served as a defensive analyst for the Tigers in 2016. He is expected to serve in a similar role with the program moving forward, likely working with the LSU secondary.
Wright played at Duke. He was an All-ACC honoree in his senior season, and after going undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft, landed a free agent contract with the New York Giants.