Excuse former Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.
He has been busy the past few months playing for the Green Bay Packers. So maybe now he's just now hearing the news of LSU hiring Kevin Steele as its new defensive coordinator.
His thoughts on the move? Not impressed.
Clinton-Dix poked fun at the hire via Twitter on Friday, laughing and pointing out Steele's Clemson Tigers giving up 70 points in the 2012 Discover Orange Bowl against West Virginia.
Kevin Steele defensive coordinator for LSU? last-time he was a DC he got 70 points scored on him.
— Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (@haha_cd6) January 31, 2015
The LSU Board of Supervisors approved Steele's contract Friday.
Steele, hired to replace John Chavis earlier this month, has a two-year contract for $1 million a year. Orgeron, who replaced the reassigned Brick Haley, has a two-year deal for $450,000 a year.
Steele’s contract includes a buyout and a clause stipulating that, if Les Miles is no longer head coach, the deal will end six months after that point.
Steele’s salary is $300,000 less than what Chavis made. That drops LSU’s combined staff pay to $5.107 million. LSU paid its staff $5.499 million last year, the most in the nation. That figure, though, includes additional revenue. Alabama was second nationally in staff pay last year at $5.213 million, according to USA Today.
Another difference in Steele’s contract: He’s the only coordinator not to be given a three-year contract in several years.
Steele, 56, spent the past two seasons at Alabama under coach Nick Saban. He was director of player personnel in 2013 and linebackers coach last year.
He’s had stops as defensive coordinator at Clemson (2009-11) and Alabama (2007). Steele has been an assistant coaching linebackers and/or defensive backs at Tennessee, New Mexico State, Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Florida State and the Carolina Panthers.
Staff writers Elizabeth Crisp and Ross Dellenger contributed to this report.