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Former LSU RB Kevin Faulk set to join support staff, pending SEC approval

January 19, 2018 GMT

LSU is bringing back a big name — possibly.

Former Tigers running back Kevin Faulk is in the process of joining the program’s support staff, though the move is not final, multiple sources told The Advocate.

Faulk, a high school coach at Carencro in Lafayette, must be approved by the Southeastern Conference to assure he has no ties to current players or walk-ons, which could violate a new NCAA policy (Individual Associated With a Prospect). The IAWP rule prohibits programs from hiring high school coaches and others associated with a recruit for a two-year period before and after the recruit’s enrollment.

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Faulk, a Lafayette native who signed with LSU in 1995 as one of the state’s most sought-after recruits, is expected to serve a player development-type role for coach Ed Orgeron. He would join former Mandeville High School coach Guy LeCompte in additions to the Tigers’ support staff. Support staff members are not allowed to recruit off campus or coach on the field. Those duties are relegated to the head coach and 10 full-time assistants.

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Faulk, 41, interviewed for the position last week, hoping to rejoin a program that still holds him in such high regard. Faulk is the school’s all-time leading rusher (4,557 yards), and no LSU back has run for more scores (46).

He had four 200-yard games during a career that spanned 1995-98, and his 22 100-yard outings are the most in school history. Faulk, an All-American as a sophomore and the SEC’s freshman of the year in 1995, remains the SEC leader in career all-purpose yards (6,833).

A second-round NFL draft pick, Faulk helped the New England Patriots win three Super Bowls in his 11 seasons in Foxborough, Massachusetts. He’s spent the past several years as an assistant coach for his alma mater, Carencro.

LeCompte coached Orgeron’s two sons at Mandeville, leading the Skippers to a 92-40 record and three state semifinal appearances in his time there. He abruptly resigned before the 2017 season but continued as athletic director.

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