Report: LSU football's special teams coordinator, Greg McMahon, to retire
LSU will have a new special teams coordinator in 2022.
Tigers special teams coordinator Greg McMahon told The Athletic on Tuesday that he is retiring. McMahon had been in the position since 2018.
McMahon previously spent 11 seasons with the New Orleans Saints — including nine as its special teams coordinator. He won a national championship in 2019 with the Tigers and a Super Bowl in 2009 with the Saints.
In recruiting, McMahon lured five-star defensive lineman Maason Smith to LSU and current Tigers kicker Cade York. York broke the Tiger Stadium record for the longest kick in September, hitting a 56-yard field goal against McNeese State. The junior converted 15 of 18 kicks this season.
McMahon's decision to retire comes in light of reports indicating on Tuesday that LSU was hiring Notre Dame special teams coordinator Brian Polian to Brian Kelly's new staff.
Polian was previously the head coach at Nevada for four seasons before rejoining Kelly's staff at Notre Dame in 2017. This season, Polian was promoted to also be the Fighting Irish's associate head coach.
Besides Polian's reported hire LSU will also reportedly bring in Notre Dame's co-director of strength and conditioning Jacob Flint to replace longtime strength and conditioning coach Tommy Moffitt. The school also officially announced the hiring of former McNeese coach Frank Wilson as Kelly's associate head coach.