Several outlets report that LSU has landed its new defensive line coach.
Jamar Cain, who was the linebackers and defensive ends coach in Oklahoma, was due to join his head coach Lincoln Riley at USC, but Brian Kelly intercepted Cain and redirected him to Baton Rouge.
The Sooners under Cain over the past two years have registered 37 sacks in 2020 and 33 more last season.
Cain has strong recruiting ties to the West Coast, which should prove to be beneficial for the Tigers. He has been viewed as a dynamic and effective recruiter wherever he has been. The 41-year-old has relative youth and energy on his side.
While in North Dakota from 2014-2016, Cain’s star pupil was Buck Buchanan Award winner Kyle Emanuel, an FCS All-American as a senior linebacker after racking up 32.5 TFL and 19.5 bags.
Cain played a year as a defensive lineman at Sacramento City College before moving to New Mexico State for his final two seasons and gaining second-team All-Sun Belt recognition as a senior. in 2002.
Earlier this week, LSU appointed Kansas City Chiefs linebacker coach Matt House as the new defensive coordinator. Before Christmas, Kelly cited the importance of making the right decisions about her staff, despite a “sense of urgency” in finding the right people.