Former Cajuns offensive coordinator Jorge Munoz hired by LSU as offensive analyst

Glenn Guilbeau
The Daily Advertiser
UL offensive coordinator Jorge Munoz speaks to media members Wednesday.

BATON ROUGE — The more the merrier for LSU's latest  "new" offense is how coach Ed Orgeron sees it.

Orgeron has hired former University of Louisiana at Lafayette offensive coordinator Jorge Munoz as an offensive analyst, Munoz said on his Twitter account, which was in turn confirmed by a LSU contact.

"GOD answers Prayers. On to the next chapter. Excited and honored to join the staff at LSU Football. Geaux Tigers," Munoz said on his Twitter account Wednesday night.

His claim was confirmed Thursday morning.

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Munoz, 42, will be one of many set to assist with LSU's offense under newly promoted offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger, newly hired passing game coordinator Jerry Sullivan, newly hired offensive line coach/run game coordinator James Cregg, running backs coach Tommie Robinson and wide receivers coach Mickey Joseph.

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Ensminger replaced the fired Matt Canada after one season as offensive coordinator shortly after LSU's loss to Notre Dame in the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1. Ensminger is LSU's fourth offensive coordinator since early in the 2016 season.  

Munoz was the Cajuns' offensive coordinator in 2016 before a demotion back to wide receivers coach in 2017 by coach Mark Hudspeth, who was fired after the past season and is now the associate head coach/tight ends coach at Mississippi State. Munoz was not retained by new UL coach Billy Napier.

Munoz was successful as the Cajuns' wide receivers coach from 2011-15 as UL set the school record for passing offense in 2011 with 3,503 yards, for total offense in 2012 with 5,914 yards and for touchdowns with 59 in 2013. He was retained from previous Cajuns' coach Rickey Bustle's staff by Hudspeth, who took over after the 2010 season.

Munoz was the Cajuns pass game coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 2008-10 under Bustle, and UL set the then record for total offense with 5,390 yards and 54 touchdowns in 2008.

Former UL record setting quarterback Blaine Gautier of Lutcher was coached by Munoz from 2008-11. Gautier was hired as an administrative intern with the LSU football program in 2015 and was an analyst in the 2017 season.

Munoz was previously the offensive coordinator at Eastern Illinois in 2007 and previously coached at Charleston Southern, Anderson College, Southeast Missouri and Bethany College, where he was an All-American quarterback.