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LSU approves extensions for key assistants Frank Wilson, Brad Davis

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LSU extended two of Brian Kelly’s top assistants as Frank Wilson and Brad Davis both had contracts approved by the university. The pair of Louisiana natives have contracts that run through the 2026 season, according to Wilson Alexander of The Advocate.

The LSU board of supervisors on Friday the amended contracts, which include annual salary bumps. Davis will average $940,000 per year over the next three years while Wilson will earn $1 million per year during the same time period with the final year paying $1.2 million.

Wilson, the program’s associate head coach and recruiting coordinator, coaches up the LSU running backs for Kelly. Davis, who was hired to replace James Cregg during the Ed Orgeron era, has shepherded the LSU offensive line into one of the nation’s best.

Both have been key cogs in LSU’s recruiting efforts as well as Davis has signed some of the nation’s top offensive linemen while Wilson is on a heater landing blue-chip running backs. Both are important to keeping some of Louisiana’s top talent in-state.

As Kelly enters his third season as the LSU head coach, he feels good about where the Tigers program is. LSU won 10 games in each of Kelly’s first two seasons, and despite losing several talented players, including Heisman winner Jayden Daniels, Kelly believes the Tigers are ready to start competing for championships this fall.

“I think they’re just at a point now where they understand what the standards are,” Kelly said during LSU’s Spring Game. “It’s an attention to detail, it’s a laser focus, it’s every single day. This is hard.”

This season, he expects Wilson’s running backs to take on a bigger role and that means Davis’ line handling the line of scrimmage.

“I think we all know, the game of football hasn’t changed all that much,” Kelly said. “If you control the line of scrimmage you then can do things in terms of throwing the football, play-action pass. It opens up everything else.”

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