Mel Tucker has quietly added a former SEC offensive analyst to his staff at Michigan State.

Blaine Gautier, most recently on the staff at LSU, has been hired as a running backs analyst and assistant coach with the Spartans, according to an update to his Twitter bio on Thursday.

Prior to his stint at LSU, Gautier spent a season at McNeese, where he coached wide receivers. That followed a previous, longer spell at LSU that spanned 5 seasons, including the Tigers’ historic 2019 national championship season during which they set numerous offensive records.

A former college quarterback, he starred at Louisiana, where he set what was then a single-season passing record with 2,958 yards in 2011. His 23 passing touchdowns in 2011 stood as a program record until 2019, while his 470 yards in the 2011 New Orleans Bowl is the 2nd-highest single-game output in Ragin’ Cajuns history.

Former Louisiana teammate Effrem Reed, now the RBs coach at Michigan State, tweeted a welcome message to Gautier: