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LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda to stay with program

There were rumors about Aranda going to Texas A&M, but it appears the Tigers won out.

NCAA Football: Louisiana State Spring Game Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda is set to be a very rich man.

After rumors of Aranda going to Texas A&M to take the same position, reports now say that Aranda is sticking with LSU for a coordinator-record $2.5 million a year.

It certainly seems like LSU was down to one last offer, and knocked it out of the park.

As noted, it’s a record contract for a coordinator. It’s also more than the majority of head coaches make.

While it’s a staggering amount of money, Aranda’s reputation developed at Wisconsin and then LSU has certainly made him deserving. The Tigers finished 12th in the NCAA in total defense this season, after a fifth-place finish last season.