Reports: Kentucky football assistant Peveto to return to LSU

February 18, 2014 



Two media outlets in Louisiana reported Tuesday that University of Kentucky assistant football coach Bradley Dale Peveto will be the new special teams coordinator at Louisiana State University.

The Baton Rouge Advocate, citing a source close to the LSU staff, reported that it's a "done deal." Times-Picayune, citing a source close to the search, reported that Peveto was in Baton Rouge on Tuesday to meet with LSU head coach Les Miles and that the UK assistant was hired.

Neither UK nor LSU made an announcement Tuesday concerning Peveto.

LSU is seeking to replace Thomas McGaughey, who left to become special teams coordinator for the NFL's New York Jets.

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

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 best.

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