A day after officially naming Steve Ensminger as the program’s new offensive coordinator, LSU has named Jerry Sullivan as a new offensive assistant and passing game coordinator under Ensminger. Sullivan was on staff last season but he served as a consultant.
This won’t be Sullivan’s first go around on LSU’s staff, he served as the receiver’s coach for the Tigers from 1984-1990. He has over 20 years experience coaching in college before spending several seasons coaching in the NFL.
“We are proud to announce Jerry Sullivan as our senior offensive assistant and passing game coordinator at LSU,” Orgeron said in a statement. “Jerry is widely known in the NFL and college football as one of the great teachers of the passing game. He will be a great asset to our staff.”
Two-time LSU All-American receiver Wendell Davis shared his thoughts on the hire.
“Coach Sullivan is by far one of the best coaches and teachers at the wide receiver position that I have ever been coached by,” Davis said in a statement. “He was not only my coach, but he was also a mentor and a father-figure to me.
“He’s a great teacher and he does a great job of relating to the players. He does a great job of explaining the role of the receiver and how it fits in with the offense. He’s a very strong technician. He really teaches the basic fundamentals of the position. I’m excited to see that he’s back at LSU. He’s going to be a great asset for the LSU coaching staff.”