Report: Giants to hire LSU assistant Russ Callaway to coaching staff

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The New York Giants are reportedly hiring LSU senior assistant Russ Callaway as an offensive assistant to their staff, per Matt Zenitz of AL.com.

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Callaway was recently promoted from analyst to a full-time coaching gig at LSU by head coach Ed Orgeron but it was unclear what his role was. Before being hired by LSU, Callaway served as the offensive coordinator at Samford and led one of the nation’s most productive offenses.

“He is tremendous,” Orgeron said of Callaway in an interview last summer. “I think Russ is going to be a great coach in college football. He already proved himself at Samford and had one of the best offenses in the country. He is (offensive coordinator Steve) Ensminger’s right hand man. He does a lot of work for us and has a lot of energy. I think he is a great young coach.”

Ensminger retired after the 2020 season and passing game coordinator Scott Lineman left the staff. It was believed that Callaway would fill one of those roles but it appears the Giants have snatched him away.

The Giants finished 31st in the NFL in total offense in 2020 and are seeking any and all options to improve that standing. It could be that they are moving away from Jason Garrett calling the plays and moving towards a more innovative thinker.