Reports surfaced early Friday morning that Georgia wide receivers coach Tony Ball had accepted the same position at LSU, replacing Adam Henry, who left earlier this week for a job with the San Francisco 49ers.
The latest news since is less replacement than cleaning house for LSU.
According to Scout's Jason Higdon, former Tigers defensive line coach Brick Haley is joining the Longhorns' staff at Texas, filling a vacancy head coach Charlie Strong had at D-Line coach.
Haley coached at LSU from 2009-14 before being moved into an administrative role in early January following the Tigers' bowl loss to Notre Dame and the subsequent departure of defensive coordinator John Chavis.
Les Miles, at a press conference Jan. 14 to introduce new coordinator Kevin Steele and Ed Orgeron, Haley's replacement, referred to Haley as an "intern." From that point the writing was clearly on the wall that Haley would exit stage left in TigerTown sooner than later.
Many expected he would wind up back in the NFL, where Haley coached for the Chicago Bears from 2007-08, but instead he'll head back to the Lone Star state, where he coached at Baylor (and ironically under Steele) from 1999-2001.
No details have been released on contract terms or salary for Haley, but he did have a $100,000 buyout at LSU, a bill the 'Horns now figure to foot.
To the Tiger nation, thank you for six great years. It has really been a great ride. I wish you guys much success and Geaux Tigers.— Brick Haley (@CoachBrickHaley) February 13, 2015