Louisiana-Lafayette on Tuesday announced the hiring of Jabbar Juluke, the second assistant coach the Ragin’ Cajuns have taken from Texas Tech this off-season.
Juluke was associate head coach and running backs coach during his one season at Tech. He will be assistant head coach and running backs coach at Louisiana-Lafayette. ULL fired seventh-year head coach Mark Hudspeth after a third losing season in a row and is assembling a staff with new head coach Billy Napier.
“We took a huge step forward in our vision for the program with the hire of Jabbar Juluke,” Napier said in ULL’s announcement. “His relationships in this state, and in particular in New Orleans, will be huge for our recruiting strategy.
“Jabbar is a man of integrity and class. He is a quality coach and has a great track record in player development. I’m excited to see him make a difference with our young men as players and people.”
Last week, Louisiana-Lafayette hired former Tech defensive backs coach Karl Scott to be its defensive coordinator.
Both former Texas Tech assistants have made previous coaching stops in Louisiana. Scott coached at Southeastern Louisiana (2012-14) and Louisiana Tech (2015). Juluke coached at Louisiana Tech (2013-15) and LSU (2016), as well as growing up in New Orleans and serving as a high-school coach in the state.
At least half the 10 assistants on Texas Tech’s 2018 staff will be new.
Special teams coordinator Joe Robinson, offensive coordinator Eric Morris and Scott have departed previously. Robinson has been hired to coach special teams at Texas-El Paso, and Morris was hired as head coach at Incarnate Word.
NCAA legislation approved in the spring also permits all programs to add a 10th on-field assistant coach, effective next week.
Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury rehired Juluke in February when Juluke was let go at LSU after the 2016 season. Juluke previously had been part of the Tech staff for about a month before he took the LSU position.
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