NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - When former LSU running backs coach Frank Wilson left the Tigers for UTSA, one of the first names quickly thrown out as a replacement was Jabbar Juluke. Not only did he have a proven history as a position coach working with one of the nation's best rushers in Kenneth Dixon at Louisiana Tech, but Juluke's New Orleans roots and history with several local high schools made him an outstanding candidate to pick up where Wilson left off recruiting the Big Easy.
However, while Juluke plans on tapping into vast amount of talent around the Crescent City, he's thinking even bigger.
"I think there's a lot of talent in New Orleans," says Juluke. "But the talent in the state of Louisiana is unbelievable. I don't care if you're from New Orleans, Ruston or Alexandria. We want the best football players to be here at LSU. Hopefully I can help those young men no matter where they're from."
Juluke compared the LSU running backs to Christmas and having "a bunch of toys that you want to open up all together."
"I'm just glad LSU has afforded me this opportunity for my family," says the New Orleans native, Juluke. "It helps to have family close to you, but at the end of the day, I have a job to do. I'm here for LSU and not for New Orleans or anyone in particular. I'm here for the State of Louisiana and bringing the best football players here so that we can continue the success that we've been having."