Report: Vikings DBs coach Daronte Jones expected to become LSU defensive coordinator

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Jack White, Vikings Wire
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The Vikings have dealt with plenty of turnover on its coaching staff this offseason already.

According to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman, more change is to come for the Vikings. Feldman reported that Daronte Jones is expected to be hired as LSU’s next defensive coordinator.

Jones has worked in the NFL for the past five seasons. However, he also has experience at the collegiate level. Not only that, but he has coached football at two Louisiana high schools.

Jones was hired to be Minnesota’s defensive backs coach in 2020. The new-look group wasn’t always a beacon of consistency, but players like Cameron Dantzler and Jeff Gladney made great strides as the season progressed.

For the Vikings, the move is yet another to change in what is already a turnover-ridden offseason. Minnesota has not renewed the contracts of special teams coordinator Marwan Maalouf, defensive assistant Dom Capers and Director of Competition Development Mark Uyeyama. Not only that, but Vikings offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak recently announced his retirement.