McNeese State offensive line coach Rob Sale, an ex-LSU lineman, will interview for the vacant offensive line job at LSU, Coachingsearch.com reported Wednesday night.
The site later reported that the Tigers are expected to hire an “NFL assistant or prominent/veteran college assistant.”
The job opened earlier Wednesday when LSU parted ways with seventh-year line coach Greg Studrawa.
Sale, a 34-year-old native of Monroe, started 25 games on the offensive line at LSU from 2000-2002, former coach Nick Saban’s first three seasons.
Sale, a Neville High graduate, just completed his second season at McNeese State. Prior to his stint there, he spent five years on Saban’s staff at Alabama as a weight room assistant and offensive video analyst.
Coachingsearch.com also mentioned two other names for LSU’s vacancy: Baltimore Ravens offensive line coaches Andy Moeller and Todd Washington. LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron previously coached with the Ravens.
The Ravens recently shook up their offensive line staff, and Washington and Moeller’s positions are in flux.
Sale would seem to be a young candidate for the job. He has a small amount of full-time college position coaching experience.
Coach Les Miles has already plucked one former McNeese State coach. Receivers coach Adam Henry coached at his alma mater, McNeese, from 1997-2006. In between that stay and his hiring at LSU in 2012, Henry was an assistant for the Oakland Raiders.
Sale turned two defensive linemen into a pair of all-conference offensive players at McNeese, according to this story from the American Press.
McNeese State, playing in the Football Championship Subdivision, went 10-3 this past season and lost in the first round of the playoffs. The Cowboys’ offense ranked 17th in the FBS and its rushing attack averaged 208 yards a gain, 24th nationally.