LSU DC John Chavis to get one-year extension

LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis will receive a one-year contract extension, according to a report from The Advocate

LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis will receive a one-year contract extension, according to a report by The Advocate.

Chavis' original contract was set to expire on Dec. 31, and the new deal will carry him through the 2015 season. It is still subject to approval by the LSU Board of Supervisors, and his salary will remain at $1.3 million, per the report.

Chavis is currently in his sixth season at LSU, joining the coaching staff as defensive coordinator in January 2009. He took a team that was ranked No. 9 in the SEC in total defense before his arrival and by 2010 had them No. 3 in the conference. Chavis' defenses have finished in the top 15 nationally each year since 2010, including the No. 2 defense in 2011.

LSU has produced five defensive players taken in the first round of the NFL Draft since Chavis' arrival, plus seven first-team All-Americans and nine first-team All-SEC selections.

Chavis' contract was one of six belonging to LSU assistants set to expire after this season, according to The Advocate.

Frank Wilson, Adam Henry, Steve Ensminger, Brick Haley and Corey Raymond all have deals that will end March 31, 2015. They will receive an automatic one-year renewal upon the end of the contract unless it is terminated by LSU, per the report.


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