A bombshell broke late Wednesday evening as LSU announced it was parting ways with offensive line coach James Cregg.
The release from LSU is listed below:
“LSU has parted ways with offensive line coach James Cregg, head coach Ed Orgeron announced on Wednesday. Orgeron said he will begin a national search for Cregg’s replacement.”
Cregg was entering the final year of his contract, which was going to pay him around $700,000. Cregg has been with LSU since 2018 and coached the offensive line to the Joe Moore Award in 2019. Cregg has a long history working with Orgeron, the two were on the same staff at Tennessee in 2009 and USC from 2010-2013. Cregg was also on the Denver Broncos’s Super Bowl 50 winning coaching staff.
The timing of this change is odd to say the least. The rest of LSU’s 2021 signing class have moved into their apartments and summer workouts are underway. Orgeron now has three months to fill out his coaching staff.
LSU’s 2021 season begins September 4 at UCLA.