A ripple effect of Blake Baker returning to LSU has occurred. The result, Missouri along with finding a new defensive coordinator will be in search of a new defensive line coach as well.
In another move this long offseason, Mizzou defensive line coach is reportedly following Baker to LSU to be on the defensive staff in Baton Rouge.
Source: LSU is set to hire Missouri assistant Kevin Peoples as an assistant coach.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) January 12, 2024
Peoples joined the Mizzou in 2022 the same year as Baker. He had previously been at Indiana for two seasons. He has Louisiana roots as he coached at Tulane from 2016-2019 and Northwestern State in 1996 and 2001. With Baker, he helped produce numerous talent along the Tigers' defensive line. He oversaw Isaiah McGuire, a fourth-round pick by the Cleveland Browns in 2023. This past season he helped elevate Darius Robinson, who is expected to be selected in this year's NFL Draft as well as Nyles Gaddy and Realus George Jr., who all declared for the draft. Peoples leaving for LSU is a massive loss for the Tigers and puts a lot on Eli Drinkwitz’s plate as he now has to replace two key positions on his defensive staff. It makes the offseason more interesting for Mizzou and it’ll be intriguing to see who replaces both Baker and Peoples.