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Saints special teams coordinator Greg McMahon gives instructions to players during the Saints training camp practice Friday in White Sulphur Springs, WVa.

Advocate Staff Photo by PATRICK DENNIS

Longtime Saints special teams coordinator Greg McMahon is joining LSU's support staff as a consultant, a source confirmed to The Advocate.

McMahon's role will be similar to one held by Bobby April, the former longtime NFL special teams guru who joined the staff last year after coach Ed Orgeron took over for Les Miles. Both are consultant/analyst roles that include mostly film room and office work. They are not allowed to coach on the field, per NCAA rules. 

McMahon was one of several assistants Saints coach Sean Payton fired after last season, ending his 11-year run with the franchise. McMahon coached special teams the Past nine seasons. He was interviewed for the special teams job with the Broncos last month, according to the Colorado news station KUSA.

Before arriving with the Saints, McMahon served as a college assistant at several programs, including his alma mater Eastern Illinois, Illinois, Minnesota and North Alabama.

LSU has filled its nine full-time assistant coaching positions, but the Tigers do not have a special teams coordinator, something that could be added in the future, Orgeron indicated last month. The NCAA is expected to approve in April a 10th full-time assistant coach.

LSU's support staff is a growing unit.

Offensive coordinator Matt Canada brought two support staff members with him from Pittsburgh: offensive analysts Matt Tomsho and Dave Bucar. 

Tigers officially announce primetime spring game

LSU's spring game will, indeed, be under the lights.

The game will kick off at 7 p.m. April 22 and be televised on SEC Network, the school announced Tuesday, confirming a published report from ESPN last week. 

It will be the first night kickoff of a spring game since 1995, then-coach Gerry DiNardo's first team. LSU begins spring practice March 11, a set of 15 practices that will culminate with the spring game.

Fournette lands new partnership

Former LSU running back Leonard Fournette announced Tuesday that he's partnered with New Orleans premier beverage, Life10 Electrolyte Alkaline Water of GavCam Beverages.

Fournette will own an undisclosed percentage of the company. Based in New Orleans, Life10 Electrolyte Alkaline Water is distributed and sold in over 2,000 stores.

As a part of this new endorsement-partnership, Fournette will appear on Life10 Electrolyte limited edition water bottles. In addition, Fournette will take part in Life10 Electrolyte marketing activations of the alkaline water brand beginning this week through Outfront Media billboards and more.

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