LSU Football to hire Mike Denbrock as next offensive coordinator


LSU was waiting for the opportune moment to formalize the move, but the program officially announced the hiring of Mike Denbrock of Cincinnati as the team’s next offensive coordinator.

Denbrock, who helped guide Cincinnati to an unbeaten regular season and a college football playoff berth, is set to resume an offense with plenty of guns and positive momentum heading into the 2022 offseason. reported by Yahoo Sports Pete Themal, who also announced that Louisiana Tech offensive coordinator Joe Sloan will become the Tigers’ next QB coach.

Denbrock was one of the popular names to surface in coaching searches as the Bearcats’ offense was one of the best during the program’s 13-0 record. Cincinnati is averaging 38.8 points per game with 429 yards per game as well.

A seasoned coach with coaching experience alongside Kelly, Denbrock has been a wide catcher, tight ends coach, associate head coach and offensive coordinator throughout his six years at Notre Dame alongside Kelly. Prior to his stint with the Irish, Denbrock spent time at Stanford, Buffalo and Grand Valley State, accumulating 35 years of coaching experience. He’s been the caller of the Bearcats since 2017 and has built a tremendous resume along the way.

Denbrock will have a lot of work to do with him as veteran quarterback Myles Brennan recently announced his return while Kelly and the LSU regime have worked extremely hard to improve the offensive line during the first signing period. In addition to signing quarterback Walker Howard, the Tigers are also expected to sign offensive linemen Will Campbell, Miles Frazier, Emery Jones, Bo Bordelon and Fitzgerald West.

On Friday night, the Bearcats’ season ended with a loss to No. 1 Alabama with a move to the national championship in play. LSU also recently announced the hiring of Matt House as defensive coordinator and Robert. Steeples as a defensive assistant.

With the staff now starting to meet for the first year of the Kelly Era, the Tigers will focus on the Texas Bowl on Jan. 4 against Kansas State. The team left for Houston on New Years Eve for what will be the last game of the 2021 season.


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