Missouri continues to re-stock its defensive staff, and the Tigers have reportedly found a new assistant coach from LSU.

Missouri is expected to hire Blake Baker as the new safeties coach, Pete Thamel of ESPN reported. He coached LSU’s linebackers last year and is the former defensive coordinator at Miami and Louisiana Tech. Baker played linebacker at Tulane from 2000-04.

He coached at Miami for 2 seasons, and Louisiana Tech for 5 seasons where he was a defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at both schools. He got his start in coaching at Clear Springs (Texas) High School, and went on to be a graduate assistant at Texas, and later coached safeties at Arkansas State.

In 2019, in his first year, he oversaw a Miami defense that ranked No. 13 nationally in total defense and 12th in the nation in yards allowed per play, according to his LSU bio. The 2019 Hurricane defense also ranked among the Top 20 in the nation in rush defense (No. 10), red zone defense (No. 16) and pass defense (No. 18).

At Louisiana Tech, the Bulldogs had one of the nation’s top defenses when it came to impact plays. In 2018, Louisiana Tech ranked No. 4 in the nation in sacks per game, No. 12 in tackles for loss and No. 33 in turnovers gained.