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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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2 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!

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