Report: Kentucky football assistant Peveto finalist for job at LSU

Herald-Leader Staff ReportFebruary 10, 2014 

University of Kentucky football assistant coach Bradley Dale Peveto is one of three finalists to be the new special teams coach at Louisiana State, according to NOLA.com. LSU needs to replace Thomas McGaughey, who left to become special teams coach with the NFL's New York Jets.

Peveto coached the safeties and special teams last year for new UK coach Mark Stoops. He was an assistant at LSU under Les Miles before becoming head coach at Northwestern State.

Peveto coached special teams and was co-defensive coordinator during his three seasons (2005-07) in Baton Rouge. He also has been an assistant at Arkansas, Houston, Middle Tennessee and Southern Mississippi.

Mike Haywood, a former LSU assistant who was head coach at Miami (Ohio), and Manny Diaz, former defensive coordinator at Mississippi State and Texas, are reportedly the other two candidates for the job.

After being named head coach at Pittsburgh in 2012, Haywood was fired after being arrested on domestic battery charges. Those charges were dismissed when he completed a diversion program.

Diaz is currently defensive coordinator at Louisiana Tech.

Peveto, 51, is the veteran of the UK coaching staff, his 27-year career dating to 1987.

Peveto was part of the LSU coaching staff that won the 2007 national championship. His special teams and defensive units in Baton Rouge were consistently among the nation's finest.

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