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LSU special teams coach Bradley Dale Peveto on the field during pregame warmups before kickoff against Southern Miss, Saturday, October 15, 2016, at LSU in Baton Rouge, La.

In his first full day as LSU’s coach, Ed Orgeron did not waste time securing his staff for the future.

Special teams coordinator Bradley Dale Peveto has been relieved of duties, a source confirmed to The Advocate, and Orgeron is expected to act quickly in replacing him.

Orgeron released a statement later Sunday regarding Peveto.

"We appreciate Bradley Dale and the work he put into the program," Orgeron said in the release. "However, at this time we have decided to move in a different direction with our special teams."

Peveto, 53, has spent the last three seasons on the Tigers staff, hired by former coach Les Miles as linebackers coach and special teams coordinator after the 2013 season. Peveto was a member of Miles' first staff at LSU, joining in 2005 as the special teams coordinator and linebackers coach and leaving after LSU’s defense struggled with him as a co-defensive coordinator in 2008.

Peveto, a Beaumont, Texas, native, was under a contract that expires in March and paid him $450,000 a year.

LSU’s coverage units, normally a place of strength for the Tigers, have struggled at times over the last three years. When Orgeron took over in an interim role on Sept. 25, he relieved Peveto’s duty of coaching outside linebackers, allowing him to focus only on special teams. Orgeron promoted graduate assistant Dennis Johnson to coaching outside linebackers.

Staff contracts


 Contract expiration


 Dave Aranda, DC

 March 31, 2019


 Dameyune Craig, WR

 March 31, 2018


 Jeff Grimes, O-line

 March 31, 2018


 Bradley Dale Peveto, SPT & OLB

 March 31, 2017


 Corey Raymond, DB

 March 31, 2018


 Steve Ensminger, TE

 March 31, 2017


 Jabbar Juluke, RB

 March 31, 2018


Financial details for the two coaches hired mid-season under Ed Orgeron – D-line coach Pete Jenkins and outside linebackers coach Dennis Johnson – were not made available by the university.  

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