Les Miles has hired Bradley Dale Peveto to be his special teams coordinator.
The position opened when Thomas McGaughey left recently to run the special teams for the New York Jets.
A college coach for 27 seasons, Peveto returns to LSU where he served on the staff under Miles from 2005-08. He left the program after a less-than-stellar stint as the Tigers' co-defensive coordinator in 2008 but ended up as head coach at Northwestern State.
After four seasons leading the Demons to a 14-30 record, Peveto was fired before he joined the staff at Kentucky as linebackers/special teams coach in 2013.
Along with co-coordinator Doug Mallory in 2008, Peveto ran an LSU defense that fell off performance-wise in a big way from the previous season when the Tigers captured the BCS championship.
A former player at SMU in the era immediately preceding the NCAA's decision to give the Mustangs football program the "death penalty" as a repeat offender of major violations.
Peveto has also spent time as a assistant at Stephen F. Austin, Houston, Southern Miss, Arkansas and Middle Tennessee.
According to his Kentucky bio, Peveto's late father, Ed, coached high school football in the Southeast Texas area and was inducted into the Greater Houston Coaches Hall of Honor in 1993 and into the Golden Triangle Coaches Hall of Fame in 1997.
Two of his late uncles, Jeff and Garey Birt, coached at high schools in the Southeast Texas area.