The Orgeron is interested and has been contacted in terms of d line coach and recruiting coordinator. And in case you were wondering about current d line coach Lane, he's gone. Miles is neutral or even not interested in this.
MY TWO CENTS: This would be awesome. The unknown is how he would accept/work with the idea of just doing that job and answering to a defensive coordinator. Miles should get over whatever might be hindering him and work to make this happen.
Crowton is not happy (Miles, as most thought, was keeping the reins tight on him) and has looked at other destinations. Miles wants to keep him and wants to up his salary and offer him total control.
MY TWO CENTS: Why isn't a proven offensive genius like Crowton enjoying total (or close enough) control of the offense in the first place? One must acknowledge that a guy like Crowton won't stick around forever. But damn, a talent like that, you should do everything you can to keep him around as long as possible.
LSU has talked to Chavis, the d coordinator at Tennessee and possibly Greg Robinson, fired coach of Syracuse.
MY TWO CENTS: Either would be nice and an upgrade at the position in dire need of such. I really like the idea of Robinson, who kicked some ass at Texas.
The TAF is very unhappy and has let Miles know it.
MY TWO CENTS: Well no kidding. That's why I got less upset as the season finished out and LSU got worse and worse. You gotta know if you're upset, the money boys are pissed. Thus, while you and me and Joe Fan can't do much but bitch to our friends and vent on message boards, pressure is being applied from powers that be.
We want Peveto around in some diminished capacity. He's a good coach with an aggressive mindset. He's proven himself in smaller jobs and is worth keeping around. Mallory must go and I heard he's gone anyway so good.
I hope to hear about moves being made soon before the bowl game so this program can move forward as fast as possible.
Another note on Crowton. He loves mobile quarterbacks like Jefferson and Shepard. I welcome this type of work. I think we saw glimpses of what Jefferson can do last week against Arkansas. I for one would like to see Jefferson take all the bowl practice snaps, start and play the bowl and move on into spring as the #1. Shepard can come in and learn as a understudy. And Lee, who knows where his mind is and what good he can be, can take the role of capable backup.