The offensive overhaul continues in Baton Rouge this offseason with yet another head-scratching hire.
To help fix the program’s offensive woes, Ed Orgeron is reportedly hiring former Florida offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier as an offensive analyst. News of the impending hire is being reported by The Advocate.
Bruce Feldman of Sports Illustrated is also reporting the expected hire:
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) February 8, 2018
LSU has already replaced offensive coordinator Matt Canada with former OC Steven Ensminger this offseason and added veteran assistant coach Jerry Sullivan to serve as passing game coordinator. The Tigers also have a new offensive line coach in James Cregg.
While Nussmeier has an impressive resume, he’s served as offensive coordinator at Alabama, Michigan and most recently at Florida, his reputation isn’t nearly as stellar as the positions he has held. After leaving Alabama, the Crimson Tide offense took a huge step forward under former OC Lane Kiffin. While at Florida, Nussmeier’s offenses got progressively worse finishing 11th in scoring offense in the SEC 2015, 12th in 2016 and 13th in 2017.
How effective all these offensive coaching changes are for the Tigers will be one of the biggest storylines this offseason in the SEC. If Orgeron strikes out on these hires, he may not survive to correct his mistakes.