LSU Defensive Line Coach Heads to the NFL


LSU Football Head coach, Brian Kelly, will need a new defensive lineman coach. Jamar Cain announced to the team after the weekend practice session that he will be leaving to pursue a job as the pass rush specialist for the Denver Broncos. This will be Cain’s first NFL gig, but he’s spent nearly 20 years coaching the collegiate ranks. His past few stops have included LSU, Oklahoma, Fresno State, Wyoming, and North Dakota State. During his time with the Sooners, Cain coached Broncos’ second-year rush linebacker Nik Bonitto.

Jamar Cain Hired by Denver Broncos - And The Valley Shook

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Jamar Cain has been at the collegiate level for almost two decades now. He is a former player and coach at Fresno State, Arizona State, Oklahoma University, Wyoming, and North Dakota State. Cain previously spent summers with the Arizona Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs, and Oakland Raiders as part of the NFL’s Minority Internship.

LSU defensive line coach Jamar Cain leaves to join Broncos – Crescent City Sports

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Last year, Cain followed Brian Kelly to LSU, where he served as D-line coach and defensive run game coordinator. The Tigers finished ranked in the NCAA top 20 on defense. Cain worked in 2020 and 2021 as Oklahoma’s outside linebackers and defensive ends coach, helping lead the Sooners to a 20-4 cumulative record, the 2020 Big 12 conference title, and victories in the Cotton and Alamo Bowls.

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With Cain on its staff, Oklahoma in 2021 was No. 7 in the nation in turnover margin (+11) – as its defense collected 12 fumble recoveries and 11 interceptions – and the unit was No. 9 in the country in tackles for loss with an average of 7.5 per game. The Denver Broncos also hired LSU athletic trainer Beau Lowery for their staff. After serving two seasons at LSU, the Tigers are sad to see Cain leave. They are happy about his next step in life and football.

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