Kragthorpe To LSU?

By Paul Sykes

Reports out of Bayou Country indicate that former University of Louisville football coach Steve Kragthorpe may be the leading candidate for offensive coordinator at LSU.

Steve Kragthorpe
Steve Kragthorpe

Gary Crowton, the current LSU coordinator,  is said to be interested in a similar position with the Chicago Bears, a position he held in 1999 and 2000 before taking the head-coaching job at Brigham Young. LSU was 112th of out 120 schools in total offense last season among Division 1A schools, averaging 304.5 yards a game.

LSU head coach Les Miles said yesterday that he has no intentions of firing Crowton but it is widely speculated that Crowton may resign. Miles recently hired Florida receivers coach Billy Gonzalez to be his passing game coordinator. Former UofL head coach Ron Cooper is on the LSU staff as a defensive back coach.

An interesting turn of events for U of L’s ex-skipper. Kragthorpe recently moved his family back to Tulsa and stated that he would take some time off to reevaluate and consider his next move. Looks like he may be ready to pack the suitcases again and head to Baton Rouge.

One thing that comes to mind…if Kragthorpe installs the same offensive game strategy for the Tigers that he used at Louisville his final season, that 112th out of 120th ranking in offensive production last year is in jeopardy of dropping even further. He may have more talent and weapons at LSU than he did at Louisville. If Kragthorpe ends up with the job, one would hope that he listens to the offensive coaches around him instead of taking the “it’s all on me” approach.

LSU ended the season with a 19-17 loss to Penn State in the Capital One Bowl, a game that saw the Tigers struggle offensively.

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Paul Sykes owns Paul Sykes Advertising and does contract work for other advertising and publishing firms. The proud husband of Sonja, he has a fascination with bears, bars and Cardinal sports. He's also the moderator of

9 thoughts on “Kragthorpe To LSU?

  • January 8, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Les Miles has went and bumped his head…….

    I hope he does get the job, just to see the “offensive juggernaut” as he was coined by the “gurus” before he got here.

    Good luck Krag, and there is one SEC West powerhouse we can scratch off for contention next season if this materializes.

  • January 8, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Hope this comes to pass. Do you realize how much money we can make taking the under bet on LSU until the rest of the nation catches on?

  • January 8, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Krag and Cooper on the same staff? Wow. Maybe they can get Becca down there to lead cheers…

      • January 8, 2010 at 4:09 pm

        The ex-UofL cheerleader who was seen on teh Internets without her lolly

        • January 9, 2010 at 4:50 am

          LOL! I had a site before Cardinal Dominance, and it was a bit wilder than CD. Anyways, I had this gallery of her from pics I collected online, and she was being a very naughty girl.

          I was being harassed by a lawyer from the family about the gallery, so I just took it down for respect to the girl and the family.

          Hell, I thought she was trying to be the next Amber Lynn, and was trying to promote her!

          The lawyer was like, “The family has suffered enough, and those pics were taken without her permission”… Say what? She is smiling and posing, and taking great zeal in her work.

          I took our gallery down, but I sent him the links of MANY sites in different countries that have full disclosure galleries of her.

          But her in that straw Louisville hat……

          Good God and a bag of chips…..:->

  • January 8, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    That Becca, how soon we forget. But we do know she would go over well in the Bayou.

  • January 9, 2010 at 6:31 am

    I saw those pics of Becca (shocking!) and I would guess she’d be quite popular in Baton Rouge, Bourbon Street, a groupie for Lynyrd Skynyrd or even here on our own infamous Seventh Street strip.

    The term “It’s all on me” would have quite a different meaning if you combined her and Krags…eh?

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