LSU is losing a staff member to an opportunity in the NFL, according to a report this morning.
Matt Zenitz tweets that the New York Giants are hiring LSU senior offensive analyst Russ Callaway as an offensive assistant.
FootballScoop can confirm the report.
Callaway joined Ed Orgeron’s staff heading into the 2020 season after spending the previous four seasons as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Samford (FCS – AL).
Back in late December, following the retirement of offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger from his on-field coaching position and the parting of ways with passing game coordinator Scott Linehan, sources shared with us that Callaway was expected to be promoted to a full-time on-field coaching role depending on who Orgeron decided to bring in.
Coach O ultimately decided to bring Jake Peetz on board as offensive coordinator, and Peetz brought DJ Mangas with him after the two both worked closely together with the Carolina Panthers offense under the direction of Joe Brady.
Peetz was hired as offensive coordinator and Mangas has the passing game coordinator role.
Back in September, Orgeron had some great things to share about Callaway that paint a great picture on the type of coach, and person, the Giants are getting.
“Russ had a great experience at Samford, was an outstanding coordinator, did a lot of good things,” Ed Orgeron told AL.com in September. “But he’s hungry. He’s been to big-time schools. I didn’t know how good he was, to be honest with you, until we got him. And his enthusiasm is infectious. He’s an outstanding coach and taught well by his dad and learned well. I do believe the guy’s going to be a coordinator and a head coach, and it won’t be long because he’s one of those type minds. He’s a great worker. He’s here at 5 every morning working with Coach Ensminger. Has a bright future ahead for him.”
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Source: The New York Giants are hiring LSU senior offensive analyst Russ Callaway as an offensive assistant.
Before LSU, he was the offensive coordinator at Samford.
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) April 5, 2021