Northwestern State hires Peveto as head coach

Updated: December 19, 2008, 3:16 AM ET
Associated Press

NATCHITOCHES, La. -- Northwestern State is turning to a former assistant coach to turn around its football program.

LSU co-defensive coordinator Bradley Dale Peveto agreed late Thursday night to become head coach of the Demons, where he was an assistant from 1996-98. Peveto replaces Scott Stoker, who was dismissed last month after going 43-38 in seven seasons.

Athletic director Greg Burke will reintroduce Peveto at a news conference Monday.

Peveto, who has also coached at Houston and Middle Tennessee, will work with LSU through the Chick-Fil-A Bowl against Georgia Tech on Dec. 31.

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