By CODY WORSHAM | Tiger Rag Editor
LSU wasted no time in replacing Dameyune Craig and Jabaar Juluke.
Ed Orgeron has landed Southern Cal assistant Tommie Robinson – 247Sports.com’s top-rated Pac-12 recruiter in the 2017 cycle – and Louisiana Tech assistant Mickey Joseph as his running backs and receivers coaches, as first reported by the well-sourced Ross Dellenger of The Advocate.
The school confirmed the hires Tuesday afternoon. Robinson will coach running backs and serve as associate head coach and recruiting coordinator. Joseph will be LSU’s wide receivers coach.
“We are very excited to bring on board two outstanding coaches in Tommie Robinson and Mickey Joseph,” Orgeron said. “Mickey is well-known in our state and he has strong ties to New Orleans. He’s an outstanding coach with a great deal of experience on the offensive side of the ball. He’s an outstanding recruiter with a great work ethic and will be a tremendous addition to the staff.
“Tommie was recently named the Pac-12 Recruiter of the Year and is considered one of the top running back coaches in college football. Tommie brings an impressive resume to our staff, one that includes six years of coaching in the NFL. He’s going to be a tremendous asset to our program and will be a great resource for all of us.”
Robinson served as the run game coordinator at USC in 2016, re-joining the program after two season at the University of Texas. He previously worked with Orgeron at USC in 2013, when Orgeron took over as USC’s interim head coach. He also has years of NFL experience, most recently with the Arizona Cardinals.
Joseph was a star prep performer at Archbishop Shaw and rushed for 1,108 career yards as an option quarterback at Nebraska under Tom Osborne. He joins from Louisiana Tech, where he spent the 2016 season as running backs coach.