Report: Former Ed Orgeron assistant returning to LSU as a defensive analyst

LSU is bringing back Gerald Chatman as a defensive analyst, On3’s Matt Zenitz reported on Sunday. Chatman returns to Baton Rouge after spending the 2021 season on coach Ed Orgeron’s staff as an analyst working with the defensive line.

Coach Brian Kelly planned to retain Chatman in that role when he took the job last offseason, but Chatman left for an on-field role as the defensive line coach at Tulane in January. After just two months on the job, he left for the same role at Colorado in March.

When the Buffaloes fired coach Karl Dorrell, Chatman was promoted to interim defensive coordinator.

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A well-traveled assistant over the last decade, Chatman came to LSU from the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals, where he was an assistant working with the defensive line and outside linebackers.

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