LSU d-coordinator Chavis staying put, FBC

Published: Saturday, January 2, 2010 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 2, 2010 at 2:46 a.m.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis is staying put after drawing interest from Georgia for the Bulldogs' vacant coordinator position.

Chavis joined head coach Les Miles' staff last January following 14 seasons as defensive coordinator at Tennessee.

LSU athletic director Joe Alleva said in a statement Thursday it was important for the program's future to invest in Chavis. The statement said Chavis will receive an increase in compensation, though terms were to be announced later.

The Tigers are 12th in the nation in scoring defense, allowing 16 points a game.

No. 13 LSU faces No. 11 Penn State Friday in the Capital One Bowl.

Georgia is seeking a new defensive coordinator after Willie Martinez was fired.

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