LSU reportedly set to hire DB coach with previous connection to the program
LSU is expected to hire Corey Raymond as its defensive backs coach for the 2024 season, according to a report.
That’s per On3’s Shea Dixon, who notes that this won’t be Raymond’s first stint in Baton Rouge. He previously coached for the Tigers under Les Miles and Ed Orgeron from 2012-21. He was credited with helping to build LSU into “DBU” and had a major role in developing the Tigers’ secondary when they won the national title in 2019.
When Brian Kelly took over for Orgeron after the 2021 season, Raymond was not retained. He spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach on Florida’s staff under Billy Napier. However, UF parted aways with Raymond earlier this offseason.
Raymond now returns to a LSU defensive staff that has been overhauled this offseason. Kelly fired 4 defensive assistants after a disappointing 2023 campaign that saw the Tigers go 9-3 despite having a Heisman Trophy winner in Jayden Daniels at quarterback.
In addition to Raymond, LSU has hired defensive coordinator Blake Baker, defensive ends coach Kevin Peoples and defensive tackles coach Bo Davis this offseason.
Raymond, 54, is a Louisiana native who also had a lengthy NFL career. He’s widely-regarded as one of the top recruiters in all of college football.