LAFAYETTE — UL Defensive Coordinator Ron Roberts is headed to Baylor, and safeties coach Patrick Toney is being promoted to replace him.
Here's what Fox Sports reporter Bruce Feldman tweeted Tuesday morning:
SOURCE: #Louisiana head coach Billy Napier will be promoting safeties coach Patrick Toney to DC (to replace Ron Roberts who is headed to Baylor) and also is hiring #Georgia Defensive Analyst Austin Armstrong to coach ILBs. Toney is considered a rising star in the coaching biz.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 21, 2020
Ron Roberts is in his second season as the Defensive Coordinator for the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns football program. This year Louisiana's defense ranked first in the Sun Belt in points allowed, second in yards allowed. He's leaving to join Dave Aranda, LSU's former defensive coordinator who was introduced at Baylor's head coach on Monday.
Aranda is replacing Matt Rhule, who has been hired to coach the NFL's Carolina Panthers.
“We are extremely grateful for Coach Ron Roberts and the contributions he made to our football organization," Napier said in a statement. "Under Ron’s leadership, our defense made tremendous progress this past season, ranking as one of the most improved defensive units in the nation. We wish him and his family the best of luck going forward.”