One of Mississippi State’s own has landed a new job close to Starkville.

Dan Mullen’s former tight ends coach D.J. Looney has been announced as the new assistant offensive line coach at Louisiana. He’ll coach under former Alabama assistant Billy Napier. Looney also has experience working for Kirby Smart, as he was on Georgia’s staff serving as an analyst in 2016.

Looney is, of course, a graduate of Mississippi State. He played on the offensive line for the Bulldogs from 2007-2010 before landing a graduate assistant role on the team in 2011. During his collegiate playing career, Looney served three seasons as Mississippi State’s SEC Student Advisory Council Representative.

Following his hire at Louisiana, Cajun head coach Billy Napier offered up the following statement:

“D.J. Looney is the perfect final piece of the puzzle for our staff on offense. His experience recruiting in the state of Mississippi will be imperative for us going forward. I’m excited about his experience and knowledge both as a successful player and coach. I can’t wait for the people of Lafayette to get to know D.J.”