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Mike Haywood reportedly a candidate for LSU special teams job

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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.

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7 Responses to “Mike Haywood reportedly a candidate for LSU special teams job”
  1. seanb20124 says: Feb 8, 2014 7:01 PM

    One bad night prob cost him 10 million over lifetime of career. Hope the baby mama is happy with reduced support payments.

  2. christianskuyi says: Feb 12, 2014 4:42 PM

    @seanb20124 Have you looked into this guys past or present for that matter? Federal Court ruling supports his firing for domestic violence. Looks like he will be appearing in court again for another character flaw; not paying his court ordered child support. I’m sure the child’s mother is very happy to no longer endure abuse, and probably not in dealing with a deadbeat!

  3. willkeepitreal says: Feb 16, 2014 10:17 PM

    Attn Scorned women and Friends
    Haven’t you done enough to this man!! You have cost this man over 7.5 million and counting… with LIES!! Everyone will know the truth soon enough…

    Please don’t believe everything you read on the Internet. Contrary to what Christianskuyi has stated, Coach Haywood is NOT A DEADBEAT DAD!! Nor is he behind on his child support payments. Coach Haywood has actually overpaid his child support per Indiana CS guidelines. When asked if he wanted to have the support lowered he stated no, because clearly the mom needs it..

    Before you call someone a dead beat dad…. KNOW YOUR FACTS!! DEADBEAT don’t fly twice a month to pick up their son like clock work. Deadbeat dad’s don’t take care of a women who was never their wife for 6.5 plus yrs… Allow her to reside in his fully furnished home BILL FREE !!! His sons mother has NOT worked in 6.5 plus yrs. She has not paid rent, lights, gas, or water… she doesn’t even pay for the food that her son eats…He has even paid for the car that she drives so that his son can have transportation. Does that sound like a Deadbeat dad??? Coach Haywood is a wonderful dad who’s son simply adores him. STOP TRYING TO DESTROY THIS MAN … You can say what you want about him but those of us who really know him ….. KNOW THE TRUTH! HE HAS GOD GIVEN TALENT THAT NOT EVEN YOUR LIES CAN DESTROY!!!


  4. willkeepitreal says: Feb 16, 2014 10:22 PM


  5. willkeepitreal says: Feb 17, 2014 12:11 AM

    Child support is intended to be a contribution to the rearing of a child. It is not intended to be the sole support of the child.. What mother doesn’t pay one dime for her child? Look into her Past and present. You would be surprised.

  6. benflaw1 says: Feb 19, 2014 2:36 PM

    Wow! The above rant reads like a typical text book “bashing” of baby mamma from a man who is scorned and bitter, ahhumm “Mike Haywood”. Looking into at least one comment for validity; it appears there is a court hearing on the books for child support arrears. Sound like Coach Haywood provided a nice settlement for that plea deal he got. Can’t be made about it now man. –Such is life

  7. chadlylowe says: Feb 19, 2014 2:55 PM

    I’ve heard of a scorned bitter woman but a scorned bitter man takes it to a whole new level! You bought your freedom and now you want to bash the woman like it’s her fault for having what you gave her. SMH

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