LSU Assitant Larry Porter Takes Over Memphis Program

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- LSU assistant coach Larry Porter, who's built a reputation for being one of the nation's best recruiters, was hired to rebuild Memphis on Sunday.

Porter replaces Tommy West, who was fired Nov. 9 after nine seasons. West coached the Tigers (2-10) the rest of the season, which ended with a 33-30 overtime loss at Tulsa on Friday.

Porter was a running back at Memphis from 1990-93, and had coaching stints at Tennessee-Martin, Arkansas State and Oklahoma State before joining Les Miles at LSU. Porter has coached the Tigers' running backs since 2005.

Porter has twice been named the nation's best recruiter by

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