The LSU Tigers will reportedly bring back Leon Wright to the program as a defensive analyst. Wright was actually a defensive analyst for the Tigers in 2016.
Football Scoop reported the move on Monday morning.
Last with Garden City Community College as a defensive analyst, it is expected that he will likely handle duties that involve coaching the safeties for LSU.
An All-ACC honoree in his senior season with the Duke Blue Devils as a player, Wright didn’t get selected in the 2010 NFL Draft, but did have a short stint with the New York Giants.
The hiring of Wright continues the trend that started after the program made Dave Aranda the highest-paid coordinator in the country. Since the Aranda deal happened, guys who have worked for him have flocked to the program.
Safeties coach Bill Busch worked for Anada. In fact, when the Busch hiring was announced, it was Aranda, not head coach Ed Orgeron, who released the statement. Wright also worked for Aranada during his coaching career.
Many project Orgeron to enter the season on the figurative hot-seat. He will clearly be hoping that all his new, fancy and well paid assistants and analysts end up being sound investments. Otherwise, he might be shown the door.