Another member of LSU’s football program is headed to Baylor. At this rate, we may have to start referring to Waco as Baton Rouge West.

Former LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda is clearly doing his best to build the Baylor program in the image of Ed Orgeron’s dominant SEC program and that trend continues as the Bears have added yet another former Tiger staffer this offseason.

The latest member of LSU’s program to follow Aranda to Baylor is defensive analyst Caleb Young, as first reported by Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports.

Young began his tenure in Baton Rouge as a graduate assistant back in January of 2018 before being promoted to an analyst role in July of 2019. Young also has high school coaching experience as he previously served as an assistant at Sam Rayburn High School in Texas.

The young defensive assistant will be working with several familiar faces in Waco as the Bears have hired former LSU staffers Jorge Munoz (Baylor’s new passing game coordinator), Dennis Johnson (Baylor’s new defensive line coach) and Austin Thomas (Baylor’s new senior associate AD) this offseason.

Baylor obviously didn’t want to lose Matt Rhule this offseason but replacing him with one of the nation’s best assistant coaches and modeling the program after LSU could turn out to be the push needed to get the Bears over the hump in the Big 12 in the years to come.