LSU football officially hires Scott Linehan as passing coordinator

LSU football officially hires Scott Linehan as passing coordinator
LSU Football (Source: Bobby Brummel)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - LSU football has officially announced that Scott Linehan is the new passing game coordinator for the Tigers.

Linehan severed as the head coach for the St. Louis Rams and has over 20 years of experience.

Linehan will work alongside offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Steve Ensminger on the LSU staff. Linehan joins the LSU staff after spending 17 years in the NFL, 13 of which came as an offensive coordinator.

“We wanted to bring in someone who will expand our passing game and with Scott’s experience as an NFL head coach and offensive coordinator we feel this is the best move for our offense. After talking to numerous people with NFL experience and interviewing Scott we knew he was the right fit for the LSU Tigers,” said head coach Ed Orgeron.

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Linehan most recently served on the Dallas Cowboys staff for five years, handling passing game coordinator duties in 2014 before his promotion to offensive coordinator from 2015-18. While in Dallas, Linehan helped the Cowboys to three divisional titles and to three playoff appearances.

The Cowboys went 12-4 and claimed the NFC East with Linehan calling the plays as the passing game coordinator in 2014. In 2016 with rookie quarterback Dak Prescott, Linehan helped lead Dallas to a 13-3 mark and the NFC East title. The Cowboys also won the NFC East in 2018.

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