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
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
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.