Report: Vanderbilt to hire LSU staffer
Another LSU staffer is reportedly on the move. AL.com’s Matt Zenitz is reporting that Vanderbilt is expected to hire LSU analyst Kenechi Udeze.
Udeze, 36, is a former USC defensive lineman and played in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings until 2008 when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He got into coaching in 2009, starting as an assistant strength and condition coach at Washington.
Udeze’s most recent on-field coaching job was as defensive line coach at Southern Cal from 2016-18. He joined LSU staff ahead of the 2019 season as an analyst, reuniting with his former position coach at USC, Ed Orgeron.
Notable staff departures for LSU since winning the national championship game have included defensive coordinator Dave Aranda, passing game coordinator Joe Brady and graduate assistant John DeCoster.
Sources: Vanderbilt is expected to hire LSU analyst Kenechi Udeze as an assistant coach.
Former NFL defensive lineman who was USC’s defensive line coach from 2016-18.
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) January 21, 2020