Tigers hire Henry as WR coach

BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU hired former Oakland Raiders tight ends coach Adam Henry as its new wide receivers coach, the school announced Friday.

Henry comes to Baton Rouge after a five-year stint in Oakland, where he held the title of offensive quality control coach before switching to tight ends coach in 2009. Prior to entering the NFL, Henry played and coached at McNeese State, where he was an All-Southland Conference wide receiver. He coached wide receivers for the Cowboys from 1997 to 2005 and became the team's assistant head coach and offensive coordinator in 2006.

"Adam is a very talented coach," said LSU coach Les Miles in a news release. "He's a tremendous teacher on the field and he comes to us with a very strong background having spent five years in the NFL with the Raiders and another 10 years at the collegiate level at McNeese."

Henry replaces former wide receiver coach Billy Gonzales, who left to take the offensive coordinator position at Illinois last month.