LSU Hires Tommie Robinson, Mickey Joseph

    LSU hired Tommie Robinson and Mickey Joseph to Ed Orgeron's coaching staff on Tuesday, as the Tigers prepare for a new era in Baton Rouge.

    February 7, 2017

    LSU hired Tommie Robinson and Mickey Joseph to Ed Orgeron’s coaching staff on Tuesday, as the Tigers prepare for a new era in Baton Rouge. 


    Ed Orgeron decided to act quickly in filling out his coaching staff.

    Early on Tuesday, USC running backs coach Tommie Robinson and Louisiana Tech running backs coach Mickey Joseph emerged as candidates for LSU assistant coaching jobs. A few hours later, the Tigers hired them both, as first reported by The Advocate.

    Robinson, who previously worked with Les Miles with the Dallas Cowboys and at Oklahoma State, also worked with Orgeron at USC in 2013. After two seasons with the Texas Longhorns, Robinson returned to the Trojans and helped them pull in a top-five recruiting class this past year. He landed commitments from blue-chip recruits such as Stephen Carr (5-star RB), Austin Jackson (5-star OT), Bubba Bolden (4-star S), Isaiah Pola-Mao (4-star S) and Levi Jones (4-star OLB).

    Joseph, a former Nebraska quarterback, is coming off his first season with the Bulldogs. His hiring could serve an added purpose, though.

    He’ll technically be replacing Dameyune Craig, who was fired by LSU last week, as the wide receivers coach. Though Joseph could be stepping in for Jabbar Juluke, whom Robinson is taking over for, as the team’s in-state recruiter.

    With Craig’s firing came Juluke’s demotion from his position as running backs coach right after National Signing Day. Many of the New Orleans high school powerhouses were not pleased by that considering Juluke is a well-respected figure in the community. They felt Juluke was used to seal the deal on a top-10 recruiting class before having his title and responsibilities stripped.

    Despite the news Juluke was being re-hired by Texas Tech to coach running backs, it was announced the local high school coaches would hold a meeting Tuesday night to discuss potentially banning LSU from recruiting their players.

    Here’s where Joseph enters the picture. He’s a native of Marrero, Louisiana. So, deductive reasoning gives cause to infer that Joseph’s hiring was at least partially aided by the potential recruiting ban.

    MORE: Grading LSU’s 2017 Recruiting Class

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