Former quarterback and ESPN analyst Sean Salisbury announced that he had a chance to return to college football, at least in a coaching capacity, but unfortunately was unable to do so after receiving interest from LSU.
Ed Orgeron was interested in hiring the former NFL player to help down in Baton Rouge, but apparently due to NCAA rules, that move was blocked.
Salisbury shared the news Monday morning:
I want to thank Coach Orgeron and the LSU Tigers for their offer to join the coaching staff as offensive analyst working with Quarterbacks at LSU! Unfortunately, because I privately train QBs who are being recruited the compliance office had to say no for the 2018 season.
— Sean Salisbury (@SeanUnfiltered) August 6, 2018
As he stated, compliance rules prohibited him from taking the position, but he made sure to thank Coach Orgeron for the offer. He did specifically say no “for the 2018 season,” which makes it seem like a return to coaching could be possible in the future.
This isn’t the first time Salisbury has declined a coaching position. In 2004, the late-Dennis Green offered him the quarterbacks coach position with the Arizona Cardinals, but he elected to stay at ESPN instead.
Salisbury even worked as a consultant on the remake of The Longest Yard, teaching actor Adam Sandler proper quarterback mechanics for the film.
Salisbury quarterbacked for 10 years in the NFL, playing for the Seattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings, San Diego Chargers and Houston Oilers. In 1988, he won a CFL title playing for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.