Mickey Joseph, LSU’s assistant head coach and wide receivers coach, will not be joining new coach Brian Kelly’s staff.
Joseph, 53, has accepted a similar position at Nebraska, his alma mater, the school announced Friday. A New Orleans native, Joseph played quarterback for the Cornhuskers from 1988-91.
Joseph’s title at Nebraska will be associate head coach, wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator. Contract details were not released.
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Nebraska coach Scott Frost pursued Joseph during the offseason. LSU promoted Joseph to assistant head coach in March, singing him to a two-year extension that paid him $500,000 this season.
Joseph coached the most productive group of receivers in LSU history during the 2019 season. J’Marr Chase, the 2019 Biletnikoff Award winner, Justin Jefferson and Terrace Marshall made a combined 241 catches for 3,991 yards and 51 touchdowns.
Kelly, who was introduced as LSU’s new coach on Wednesday, tried unsuccessfully to hire some of his Notre Dame assistants. Defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman was promoted to head coach, while offensive coordinator Tommy Rees announced he was staying in South Bend.
Strength coach Matt Balis, defensive line coach Mike Elston and running backs coach Lance Taylor also decided to remain at Notre Dame.
Prior to his five seasons at LSU, Joseph was the running backs coach at Louisiana Tech in 2016. He coached wide receivers and special teams at Grambling State (2014-15), Alcorn State (2013) and was the head coach at Langston College (2011-12).
Joseph’s record at Langston was 13-7 in two seasons.
He started his coaching career in 1995 at Omaha North High School. Other stops followed at Wayne State (1997), Archbishop Shaw High School (1998), Tulane (1999), Alabama State (2000), Nicholls State (2001-03), Central Oklahoma (2004-05) and the Desire Street Academy (2005-08).
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