A former New Orleans Saints assistant coach will be working for the LSU Tigers in 2017.

Greg McMahon, who spent 11 years as the Saints' special teams coordinator, will join the LSU coaching staff as a special teams consultant.

As a consultant, McMahon can be involved in game preparation, but cannot coach on game days.

The 55-year old McMahon was hired by the Saints as an assistant special teams coach in 2006, the first year of the Sean Payton era, before becoming the special teams coordinator in 2008.

A native of Ranfoul, Illinois, McMahon was one of five assistant coaches let go by the Saints following the 2016 season.

Prior to his tint with the Saints, McMahon spent 16 years in college football, including 13 at Illinois, where he coached receivers, tight ends, and special teams.

A defensive back at Eastern Illinois in his college football playing days, McMahon will hold a similar role to that of another former Saints special teams coordinator, Bobby April, who joined the staff last year after coach Ed Orgeron took over for Les Miles.

LSU currently does not have a special teams coordinator position on its staff.

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