Former Washington Redskins coach and Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Gibbs will headline LSU’s coaching clinic next month, the school announced Wednesday.

Gibbs, who led the Redskins to three Super Bowl championships, will speak at 6:15 p.m. April 5, the first of the annual two-day clinic at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Former NFL quarterback and Louisiana native Jake Delhomme will highlight the clinic speakers April 6.

Registration for the clinic is available at The fee for the clinic is $65, which includes a barbecue social Thursday night followed by a crawfish boil Friday night. Breakfast and lunch will also be served Friday.

Gibbs became the first coach in NFL history to lead a franchise to three Super Bowl titles with three different starting quarterbacks (Joe Theismann, Doug Williams and Mark Rypien). Gibbs won 154 games during his 16-year career with the Redskins, leading Washington to the playoffs 10 times and to the Super Bowl four times.

This year’s clinic will feature presentations from head coaches at Southern, McNeese State, UL-Lafayette and Tulane. Assistant coaches from all the in-state colleges are expected to attend.

Participating coaches will have the opportunity to see the Tigers practice April 5 and then watch LSU scrimmage April 7 in Tiger Stadium.


Tigers nab 2020 commitment

LSU landed its first commitment of the 2020 recruiting class.

Kris Draine, a sophomore receiver from Spanish Fort, Alabama, gave his verbal pledge to the Tigers, he announced via Twitter on Wednesday. Draine is listed by as an athlete.

Draine joined more than 40 other prospects at a recruiting event LSU held Saturday on campus. The event has now produced three verbal commitments. Jaren Handy and Zach Edwards, two Mississippi 2019 prospects, committed to LSU over the weekend.


Programming note

Former LSU players Booger McFarland and Marcus Spears will serve as color analysts for the SEC Network broadcast of LSU’s spring game.

The league announced Wednesday the broadcasters for each of the 13 spring games. Roy Philpott will call play-by-play with McFarland and Spears at his side. The Tigers begin spring practice Sunday. The spring game kicks off at 6 p.m. April 21.


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