SEC West musical chairs: LSU replaces offensive line coach by hiring assistant away from division opponent
Ed Orgeron moved very quickly to replace former offensive line coach James Cregg as the Tigers have already found the assistant’s replacement heading into a busy recruiting weekend. Cregg’s offensive line won the Joe Moore Award following the 2019 season.
If you missed the news on Wednesday, LSU announced it had “parted ways” with Cregg and that a national search would follow to find the program’s next offensive line coach.
Well, that national search resulted in a candidate being found in the SEC West as Arkansas offensive line coach Brad Davis is headed to Baton Rouge. Jordy Culotta of the Jordy Culotta Show was the first to report this news.
Davis served one season at Arkansas after previously serving as Barry Odom’s offensive line coach at Missouri and he also has experience coaching the offensive line at Florida. . Davis is a Baton Rouge native and was Sam Pittman’s first hire at Arkansas.
LSU is set to host five-star offensive lineman Kelvin Banks and four-star offensive lineman Julian Armella and Kam Dewberry this weekend.
Don’t expect Arkansas to be without an offensive line coach for long as former Ole Miss offensive line coach Randy Clements is apparently headed to Fayetteville, via Culotta.
Clements previously worked with Arkansas offensive coordinator Kendal Briles at Houston and Baylor. Last season, he was part of an Ole Miss staff that coached one of the nation’s most explosive offenses.
Clements was let go by Lane Kiffin following spring camp in Oxford.