‘That’s my dog’: Kevin Steele gives LSU, Alabama rivalry a little lagniappe _lowres

Advocate file photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Defensive coordinator Kevin Steele's new system will get its first test at LSU when linebacker Duke Riley and the Tigers take on McNeese State on Saturday.

Eight SEC schools will begin the 2015 football season with new defensive coordinators, reports college football expert Tony Barnhard.

Of the eight, Barnhard says, LSU’s Kevin Steele is under the most pressure to succeed, mostly because of former defensive coordinator John Chavis and what the Tigers accomplished defensively in his six years at LSU.

The Tigers hired Steele, formerly Alabama’s linebackers coach, as their defensive coordinator, after a nearly two-week-long search in January after Chavis bolted for Texas A&M.

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