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LSU DL coach Jimmy Lindsey to step away from program

Barkley-Truaxby:Barkley Truax08/02/23


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LSU defensive line coach Jimmy Lindsey is stepping away from the program to deal with a “personal health matter.” There is no timetable on his return.

Tigers head coach Brian Kelly gave a brief comment on the matter:

“Defensive line coach Jimmy Lindsey will step away from the LSU Football program as he deals with a personal health matter. In Coach Lindsey’s absence, John Jancek will serve as defensive line coach and Bob Diaco will coach outside linebackers and special teams,” Kelly said, via Jacques Doucet. “Our prayers are with Coach Lindsey and his family, and we ask that their privacy be respected. We look forward to his return to the program.”

Lindsey was hired by Kelly back in May after coaching the defensive line at South Carolina for the past two years. He was hired by Shane Beamer to be a part of his initial staff in Columbia. He brings with him over two decades of coaching experience throughout the college football landscape.

Before his two seasons at South Carolina, Lindsey most recently spent time at Georgia Southern, Western Kentucky and Illinois.

“Jimmy is an outstanding defensive line coach and we are excited to welcome him to our staff,” Kelly said at the time of his hire. “He will do a great job of not only coaching our players on the field, but also helping them develop off the field as we continue our commitment to graduating champions.

“Jimmy has a proven track record of developing defensive linemen and I know our players are going to benefit from his expertise.”

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LSU star Jayden Daniels is expected to continue his reputation as one of the nation’s most dynamic dual-threat quarterbacks. His prowess on the field could catapult him to the top of some experts’ 2024 NFL Draft boards.

Summit QB founder, trainer and former NFL quarterback Jordan Palmer believes Daniels could take college football by storm in 2023. 

“He may be a little bit of a sleeping giant,” Palmer said, via “At other positions, they have a lot of guys, similar to Burrow’s year, where it’s like because the overall team success wasn’t there, you don’t realize how good that guy is, and with the corner or the linebacker or the guard, if you really look at that roster, they got a chance. And if they got a quarterback, they got a chance. And so Jayden being as mobile as he is, he’s not a guy that ever turns it over. I’ve just seen him grow up a lot over the last few years.

“I think he’s poised for a monster year. And when you kind of have that monster year at a school like LSU, when you’ve got NFL guys on your roster, I mean, you can really climb in the draft.”