Miles remains mum on Chavis report

ESPN's Chris Low has reported that LSU will hire John Chavis as the defensive coordinator. Les Miles did not refute the report by ESPN.com on Monday afternoon, but he will wait until later in the week to address the issue publicly.

"There will not be any announcement regarding our coaching staff until we return to Baton Rouge," Miles said in a statement issued through LSU Sports Information. "Right now the only thing we are focused on is getting ready to play Georgia Tech in the Chick-fil-A Bowl and I don't want to do anything to take away from the opportunity our team has here in Atlanta. We have a chance to win our eighth game and finish the season on a positive note and that's our focus.

 

"I will not make any additional comments regarding my staff until we return to Baton Rouge."

 

Chavis, who spent the last 20 seasons on the Volunteer coaching staff, was replaced by Monte Kiffin after Lane Kiffin was brought on as head coach.

 

The veteran coordinator has served on coaching staffs at Alabama A&M, Alabama State and Tennessee.

 

Chavis, who served as the Volunteers linebacker coach until 1995 when he was announced as defensive coordinator, was promoted to assistant head coach in 1999.

 

Chavis is expected to replace Doug Mallory and Bradley Dale Peveto, who served as co-defensive coordinators for the Tigers last season.

 


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