LSU promotes Ensminger to offensive coordinator

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BATON ROUGE -- Steve Ensminger, a former LSU quarterback and longtime assistant coach for the Tigers, has been promoted to offensive coordinator at his alma mater, head coach Ed Orgeron announced on Wednesday afternoon.

Orgeron will formally introduce Ensminger at a press conference at noon CT on Thursday in the Team Room at the LSU Football Operations Building.

Ensminger, widely regarded for his development of quarterbacks, spent the past eight years on the Tigers coaching staff from 2010-17. He served as offensive coordinator for the final eight games of the 2016 season when he called plays and directed an LSU offense that averaged 32 points and 465 total yards per game.

Ensminger elevated the Tigers offense into one of the top units in the Southeastern Conference over the final two months of 2016. LSU went 6-2 over the final eight games in 2016, scoring at least 35 points five times and topping the 500 yard mark on four occasions.