McCarthy replaces Monken as wide receivers coach
BATON ROUGE, La. -- D.J. McCarthy, who spent the 2006 season at UCLA, has been named LSU's wide receivers coach, head coach Les Miles announced on Wednesday.
McCarthy replaces Todd Monken, who left to take a job with the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars earlier this month. His appointment rounds out the Tigers' coaching staff.
"What was so attractive about D.J. is his ability to take young receivers and develop them into outstanding players," Miles said. "He has coached a number of players who have gone on to continue their career in the NFL. D.J. is a quality person and he'll be a good fit for our staff."
Prior to joining the Bruins, McCarthy was wide receivers coach at Central Florida for two years and receivers coach at Nevada for four seasons.
McCarthy graduated from the University of Washington in 1994, where he played receiver for three seasons. He was a member of the 1991 National Championship team and was part of two Rose Bowl teams.
After college, he played parts of four seasons in the Arena Football League and spent two years as a defensive coaches' assistant in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders.
Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press
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