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Report: LSU offers coordinator job to UK coach

Earlier this month it was reported that three individuals were under consideration to become LSU’s new special teams coordinator.

Reportedly, the Tigers have whittled that list down to one.

Shortly after it was tweeted that Bradley Dale Peveto “appears to be [the] lead candidate” for the job, CBSSports.com‘s Jeremy Fowler, citing an unnamed source, reported that LSU has offered the position to the Kentucky special teams coordinator.  Peveto, who was an LSU assistant from 2005-08, is expected to accept the offer, Fowler reported.

There has been a growing buzz surrounding Peveto’s potential move to Baton Rouge, with FootballScoop.com labeling him “a strong candidate” while CoachingSearch.com tweeted that “Peveto will visit with LSU head coach Les Miles today in Baton Rouge.”

Peveto spent the 2013 season with the Wildcats, serving as coordinator as well as safeties coach.  Prior to that, Peveto was the head coach at Northwestern State for four years.

In addition to Peveto, former Miami of Ohio and Pittsburgh head coach Mike Haywood and former Texas and current Louisiana Tech defensive coordinator Manny Diaz were reportedly candidates to serve as the replacement for Thomas McGaughey, who left earlier this month to take the same job with the New York Jets.