LSU football assistant coach Frank Wilson might be staying in Baton Rouge.
Kentucky offensive coordinator Neal Brown plans to accept the head coaching position at Troy, FootballScoop.com reported Saturday. Wilson, the Tigers’ recruiting coordinator and running backs coach, was one of several finalists for the job, sources told The Advocate last week.
Blakeney announced his retirement in October. His 24-year stint atop the program ended Saturday with a 42-23 home loss to Louisiana-Lafayette. A hire could be announced as early as Monday, FootballScoop.com reported.
Wilson, a 41-year-old who hails from New Orleans, is in his fifth season with the Tigers. He has helped bring in some of the nation’s best recruits while in Baton Rouge, including the Tigers’ No. 2-ranked signing group last year. Four of the Tigers’ five signing classes under Wilson have been ranked in the top 10 by both Scout.com and Rivals.com.
Wilson is the highest-paid position assistant at LSU, making $650,00 a year. He has a contract that expires on March 31, 2015, but it extends for another year if the school doesn’t terminate the deal. Blakeney made $505,000 per year.