Jabbar Juluke leaving LSU to join Texas Tech staff amid controversy

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Jabbar Juluke , the former LSU running backs coach who was re-assigned last week, is rejoining the Texas Tech staff, a source told The Advocate on Tuesday.

The St. Augustine alum who previously served as head coach at Edna Karr, joined the Tigers staff last spring after spending just a few days with coach Kliff Kingsbury and Texas Tech. Juluke was set to work in Lubbock after leaving Louisiana Tech at that time.

Juluke will coach running backs and serve as the associate head coach for the Red Raiders.

LSU coach Ed Orgeron reassigned Juluke last week, moving him into an unannounced off-the-field position. Orgeron fired receivers coach Dameyune Craig on the same day.

Meanwhile, SEC Country reports several of the New Orleans Metro area high school football coaches have planned a meeting to discuss a potential boycott of the LSU football program. The report indicates coaches are not pleased with how Juluke was treated in his final weeks at LSU.

Some of the schools expected to be in attendance include McDonogh 35, Edna Karr, Landry-Walker, Warren Easton and St. Augustine.

Another local with St. Augustine connections, former Purple Knights head coach and ex-Tulane assistant David Johnson, reportedly turned down LSU’s offer to replace Juluke. Johnson remains on the staff at Memphis.

WGNO Sports reports that two prep coaches in New Orleans who chose to remain anonymous say there is no boycott against LSU football, with one calling the initial report “way overblown.”

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