LSU to open camp without d-line coach Lindsey

  • Alex Scarborough, ESPN Staff WriterAug 2, 2023, 06:26 PM ET


    • Covers the SEC.Joined ESPN
    • in 2012.
    • Graduate of Auburn University.LSU will be without protective line

    coach Jimmy Lindsey when it opens preseason camp on Thursday.Tigers coach Brian Kelly revealed on Wednesday that Lindsey is stepping far from the group to deal with a” personal health matter.”Assistant John Jancek will move to protective line coach.Bob Diaco, a senior defensive analyst, steps into Jancek’s abandoned function as special groups organizer and linebackers coach. “Our prayers are with Coach Lindsey and his household, and we ask that their personal privacy be respected,” Kelly stated in a declaration.”We anticipate his return to the program. “Diaco, who was the head coach at UConn from 2014 to 2016, was most just recently the New Jersey Generals defensive line coach in the USFL.LSU won 10 games and the SEC West during Kelly’s first season in Baton Rouge.The Tigers open the season versus Florida State in Orlando on Sept. 3.

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