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LSU officially announced the hiring of Corey Raymond as the school's new defensive backs coach, bringing him back to where he played college football.

Raymond replaces Ron Cooper, who left for a job with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

'I feel like Corey is exactly what our secondary needed,' LSU coach Les Miles said in a new release. 'He has proven expertise in teaching defensive backs and he will also do a great job mentoring our players. I think he's a perfect fit for our program.'

Raymond last coached at Nebraska, where he coached the secondary, including Big Ten defensive back of the year Alfonzo Dennard. Nebraska finished with the 18th-ranked pass defense in the nation in 2011.

After a career at LSU in which he started from 1989-91, he played six seasons in the NFL for the Giants and Lions.

He began his coaching career at New Iberia High School as defensive coordinator, eventually working his way back to Baton Rouge as an intern in 2006 and assistant strength coach in 2007-08.

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