The LSU Tigers have their 10th assistant coach in the form of Bill Busch, whose past stops include Ohio State, Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Rutgers, where he served as the co-defensive coordinator.
Busch worked with Dave Aranda, the Tigers defensive coordinator, when the two were at Wisconsin together. Busch will coach safeties for LSU.
“Bill is a consummate pro, who can scheme, coach technique and recruit. We are looking forward to getting him down here.” Aranda said. “On top of all of that, he is a great guy.”
“It’s a huge honor and opportunity to coach at a place like LSU and in the Southeastern Conference,” Busch said in a statement from the school. “Coach O is building something really special. It’s equally exciting to reunite with coach Aranda and work with coach Corey Raymond. I can’t wait to be a part of DBU.”
LSU has produced a number of talented safeties over the years and in recent seasons, as recruited extremely well at the position. The highest rated defensive player in LSU’s 2018 signing class is Kelvin Joseph, a 4-star safety. The Tigers finished with the No. 15 class in the country, and the No. 5 class among SEC teams.
Busch should be the last coach hired to a staff that had to make a number of changes. The Tigers replaced offensive coordinator Matt Canada with Steve Ensminger. LSU also got a new offensive line coach in the form of James Cregg.
LSU opens the 2018 season on Sept. 1, when it takes on the Miami Hurricanes. That game will be played in Arlington, Texas.