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The best stories for the LSU Tigers on Tuesday. Today’s headlines include the coach search that could be fine-tuned and a Tigers staff member is heading west.
Cody Bellaire leaves Baton Rouge for Lubbock
With any regime change, like the one that’s about to happen with the LSU Tigers, it’s common to see assistants and support staff seizing opportunities elsewhere. They probably don’t want to wait for the next head coach to bring in new members and hope to land a position with the new staff.
On Monday, it was announced that Cody Bellaire will be leaving his alma mater and heading west to Lubbock, Texas to join the Texas Tech Red Raiders. He was deputy director of player personnel when he returned to Bayou. He joins the new Red Raiders head coaching staff as recruiting director.
Grateful for @LSUFootballGM and everyone at LSU for the opportunity to work at my alma mater. But that being said, I’m BEYOND PUMP to be with @JoeyMcGuireTTU at LA Texas Tech University and can’t wait to build something really special here in Lubbock! #WreckEm # Raise your guns https://t.co/2ur63l5mYi
– Cody Bellaire (@CodyBellaire) 22 November 2021
Current LSU chief executive Austin Thomas tweeted his appreciation for Bellaire and congratulated him.
I love this guy and he will miss him, but SO PROUD of him! @CodyBellaire – Thank you for all your hard work, loyalty and trust in the process of your development. Most importantly, thank you for being a great person. You WON this amazing opportunity! #GoBeGreat https://t.co/unObpTytg4
– Austin Thomas (@LSUFootballGM) 23 November 2021
Bellaire started with LSU as a player personnel assistant in 2015 until he moved to Texas A&M in 2018. After 18 months working at College Station, he headed north to Baylor. In the same role, he worked with Dave Aranda and Joey McGuire until his return to Bayou in March 2021. After a short stint with him, Bellaire was promoted to the support staff of the Red Raiders.
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