LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda signs pricey new deal

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Ed Orgeron landed his first huge recruit as LSU's new head coach. Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda has signed a new deal with LSU that will pay him between $1.8-$1.9 million per season, which is believed to be tops among coordinators in CFB, a source told FOX Sports Sunday.

The 40-year-old Aranda coached the Tigers to the No. 1 ranking in the very critical stat of lowest Red Zone touchdown percentage and did so by a wide margin in this his debut season at LSU after producing top defenses at Wisconsin before coming to Baton Rouge.