strong offer from Texas A&M, Defensive Coordinator Dave Aranda will stay at LSU. In a post on Twitter, Head Coach Ed Orgeron said Aranda agreed to remain with the Tigers for years to come. Orgeron thanked AD Joe Alleva, LSU President F. King Alexander and the Board of Supervisors for their support.
Aranda, who is already the highest paid defensive
coordinator in college football, will reportedly receive on average 2.5 million dollars a year over the next four years.
Tiger Rag Associate Editor James Moran says the Aggies offer was also really attractive.
“The Aggies threw some serious money at him. They guaranteed him a chance to pick his own staff, pretty much offered him a blank check.”
it would have been a huge loss if Aranda left for another SEC West school.
“He’s the crown jewel that keeps this thing together at LSU. I don’t think you can overestimate how important he is to that defense and the way this program functions.”
With reports indicating that offensive coordinator Matt Canada could be on his way out and no special team’s coordinator, the loss of Aranda would have left the team with three major vacancies.