Assistant football coach Cooper leaves USC for LSU

With USC since Lou Holtz last graced the sidelines in 2004, Ray Cooper, the Gamecock's assistant coach, is leaving South Carolina for Louisiana. Cooper will make a bit more money ($125,000 more than he did with USC) and will become LSU's new secondary coach. Cooper has been around the college block, coaching at Notre Dame, Eastern Michigan, Louisville, USC and now with the Tigers.

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Cooper coached the Gamecocks’ safeties in 2008. He was the secondary coach and assistant head coach in 2006 and 2007.

He was USC’s special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach in 2005, Spurrier’s first year.

Cooper coached the secondary in Holtz’s final season at South Carolina.

Years earlier, Holtz hired Cooper as a Notre Dame assistant in 1991.

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