One of Nebraska’s former standout quarterbacks could soon be on his way to LSU.
Former Huskers QB Mickey Joseph, currently the RB coach at Louisiana Tech, is a major target to get an assistant job on coach Ed Orgeron’s staff.
The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger reports that Joseph and USC RB coach Tommie Robinson are “top targets.” Dellenger reports that possible coaching assignments aren’t known yet.
Ex-Nebraska QB Mickey Joseph up for LSU job
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) February 6, 2017
Joseph played at Nebraska from 1988 to 1991. He saw most action during the 1990 season, when the Huskers started 8-0. But he broke his leg in the regular-season finale loss to rival Oklahoma.
Mickey Joseph’s Nebraska statistics:
- 1988: 16 passing yards, 2 INTs, 215 rushing yards, 3 TDs
- 1989: 69 passing yards, 2 TDs, 210 rushing yards, TD
- 1990: 624 passing yards, 11 TDs, 6 INTs, 554 rushing yards, 10 TDs
- 1991: 200 passing yards, TD, 112 rushing yards, 2 TDs
After finishing his playing career, Joseph’s collegiate coaching career included stops at Tulane, Alabama State, Nicholls State, Central Oklahoma, Alcorn State and Grambling.
He also coached at Desire Street Academy in New Orleans at the time of Hurricane Katrina. From his bio on Louisiana Tech’s site:
Before his tenure at Langston, Joseph served as the head football coach and Director of Athletics for Desire Street Academy, a private school in the New Orleans’ Ninth Ward area. His main goal was to help get young kids out of the underprivileged area to improve their overall quality of life through sports. At the time of Hurricane Katrina, Joseph was responsible of moving the private school to Florida along with relocating the student athletes. That year, the team had a record of 1-3, however, in 2008 Joseph turned the team around to a 10-3 record. Seven out of 25 players were able to sign with NCAA Division I programs.