According to TigerBait.com — the Rivals site covering LSU — former Clemson defensive coordinator Kevin Steele will be trading in his old purple and orange Tiger stripes for a set of purple and gold stripes. Fired after a 70-33 Orange Bowl beatdown at the hands of West Virginia, Steele will reportedly join the LSU staff in “some type of administrative position.” (Oh, and yes, that 70-33 score is correct.)
TigerBait.com reports that “LSU officials are still working out the details of Steele’s job responsibilitis to make sure NCAA guidelines are being followed.”
Steele played at Tennessee and began his coaching career there in 1982. Since then he’s coached at New Mexico State, Oklahoma State, Tennessee (again), Nebraska, Carolina of the NFL, Baylor, Florida State, Alabama and at Clemson. He was D-coordinator at both Alabama and Clemson and reportedly turned down advances from Derek Dooley at Tennessee to make a third stop at his alma mater.
While a player at UT in 1978, Steele was teammates with long time friend and fellow South Carolina native John Chavis. Chavis, of course, is LSU’s current defensive coordinator.
If Steele does join Chavis in Baton Rouge, he’ll be making his fourth stop in the SEC and be reuniting with one of his best friends.