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The University of Memphis will introduce LSU assistant head coach Larry Porter as its new head...

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The University of Memphis will introduce LSU assistant head coach Larry Porter as its new head coach at an on-campus news conference this afternoon, according to the Memphis (Tenn.) Commercial Appeal.

2theadvocate.com | LSU Sports | Report: Porter to become Memphis head coach — Baton Rouge, LA. I understand Larry Porter wanting to move up to take a head coaching job, but that is just about the worst program in the country. Poor facilities, difficult recruiting base with at least 3 SEC programs going into the area all the time, a lack of focus on football throughout the program, and a low salary characterize this particular job. After their previous coach was fired, he suggested eliminating the football program at Memphis. On the other hand, Larry Porter is arguably our most important assistant coach. He is our ace recruiter, and is the coach largely responsible for the fact that our running backs almost never fumbled. While a wholesale overhaul of the offensive staff appears to be in the offing, Porter was the one coach I would REALLY have liked to have kept. Congratulations to him, however, on the big job. Good luck at it, and if he has any success it will really propel him to the upper echelons of the coaching ranks.