ATHENS - Georgia receivers coach Tony Ball is a candidate for the same job at LSU, according to a source as well as multiple other media reports.
Ball is set to interview today at LSU, according to the source as well as two reports out of New Orleans. UGA is aware of LSU's interest, but there are also other candidates and it wasn't clear whether anything was imminent.
The job came open last week, after signing day, when Adam Henry left for a job with the San Francisco 49ers.
Ball has been at Georgia since 2006, when he was hired as running backs coach, and three years later he switched to coaching the receivers. He is known as one of Georgia's most detail-oriented assistants, and has seen several players blossom during their careers at Georgia, including former three-star recruits Chris Conley and Michael Bennett.
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A native of Chattanooga, Ball also coached receivers for eight years at Virginia Tech and for three years at Louisville, as well as several other smaller schools.
Ball earned $260,000 this past season at Georgia, plus $21,000 in supplementary expenses. He is one of four current assistants who is not known to have received a raise this offseason. (Tight ends coach John Lilly and defensive assistants Kevin Sherrer and Mike Ekeler are the others.) But that could always change.
Two years ago Ball interviewed for the running backs coaching job at Tennessee, then stayed at Georgia after receiving a slight raise. The dynamics have changed since then, however, with Georgia hiring Brian Schottenheimer as offensive coordinator after Mike Bobo took the head coaching job at Colorado State.