Coach Mac Resigns

DJ McCarthy, an assistant coach on the LSU football staff, has resigned his position at LSU, head coach Les Miles announced Wednesday.

It’s been speculated for several weeks but on Wednesday evening LSU announced that wide receivers coach D.J. McCarthy had officially resigned from his position on the LSU staff.


“My thanks to D.J. for his service these past three seasons at LSU and for the contributions he made to our program,” said head coach Les Miles.  “I wish him the best in his future endeavors.”


McCarthy spent three years on the LSU staff after coaching at UCLA in 2006. He played college ball at Washington and also coached on the West Coast with the Oakland Raiders.


Known as “Coach Mac”, McCarthy helped mentor a number of receivers that were picked in the NFL draft including Early Doucet (Arizona/2008), Demetrius Byrd (2009) and Brandon LaFell, who will be selected in the upcoming 2010 draft.


“Today I tendered my resignation from LSU,” McCarthy said. “I would like to thank Coach Miles for the opportunity to work with him, the players I coached, and to have been a part of the great history and tradition at LSU. 


“LSU has the best fans and supporters in the world. We should all be proud of the accomplishments and achievements of the football program during my time here. My family and I would like to thank the tiger nation for three great years.”

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