LSU filled its 10th assistant coach role on Friday morning, officially announcing the hiring of special teams coordinator Greg McMahon.
McMahon brings a wealth of NFL experience to the Tigers as he served as the special teams coordinator for the New Orleans Saints for nine seasons. LSU’s staff now has a combined 65 years of NFL coaching experience, according to the release from LSU Athletics.
“It’s an honor to work at LSU and it’s an honor to be part of Coach Orgeron’s staff,” McMahon said in the release. “This is one of the top programs in the country and I can’t wait to get started.”
The Tigers did not carry a special teams coordinator last season, but coach Ed Orgeron said he wanted to hire someone to fill that role with the 10th assistant position. In fact, he mentioned McMahon by name as a candidate for the opening once they had enough space on staff.
“Coach McMahon brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the area of special teams to our staff,” Orgeron said in the release. “He’s had success at the highest level of football, helping the Saints win a Super Bowl, and I know that with Greg working daily with our special teams, we will show marked improvement.”
McMahon was LSU’s special teams analyst in 2017, so he already knows the program very well. The Tigers should see a big special teams improvement in 2018.