Out of football for over three years following an ugly domestic incident, it appears Mike Haywood could be back on the sidelines again. Maybe.
Saturday afternoon, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported that Haywood is one of three individuals under consideration for the special teams coordinator position at LSU. The Tigers are in search of a coordinator after Thomas McGaughey left two days ago to take the same job with the New York Jets.
Also under consideration, the Times-Picayune reported, are former Texas and current Louisiana Tech defensive coordinator Manny Diaz and current Kentucky assistant Bradley Dale Peveto. Peveto and Haywood are both former LSU assistants, but it’ll be the latter that likely garners the most attention, especially if he were to be added to Les Miles‘ coaching staff.
On Dec. 16, 2010, Haywood was named as the head coach at Pittsburgh. On Dec. 31 of that same year, Haywood was arrested and charged with felony domestic battery in connection to an incident in South Bend involving the mother of his child. He was fired by the Panthers the very next day.
The charges against Haywood, who is reportedly working in the oil field in Houston, were ultimately dropped after he completed a pretrial diversion program.