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LSU hires special teams coach

LSU coach Les Miles has hired former New York Giants assistant Thomas McGaughey as the Tigers' special teams coach.

McGaughey replaces Joe Robinson, who left last month to take a job on the North Carolina staff.

In addition to his special teams duties, Miles said McGaughey will assist on the defensive side of the ball.

"Thomas is a great addition to the staff," Miles said. "He comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in all phases of special teams. He's coached in both the NFL and college so he has a tremendous understanding of the game. We are excited about bringing Thomas and his family to LSU."