In a move that makes a lot of sense, the Baltimore Ravens could lose one of their offensive line coaches to LSU.
Andy Moeller, the Ravens' offensive line coach for the past for the past three seasons, and Todd Washington, the Ravens' assistant offensive line coach, have been linked to the offensive line coaching job at LSU, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Moeller is the more likely candidate considering Ravens coach John Harbaugh announced Wednesday that Juan Castillo has taken Moeller's title as offensive line coach. Washington, who recently turned down the offensive line coaching job at USC, could remain and work under Castillo.
Hiring either one would be a reunion with LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, who was the Ravens' offensive coordinator for five seasons.
The Ravens have already parted ways with one coach this offseason, when they announced running backs coach Wilbert Montgomery won't return. Baltimore could also lose offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell, who has interviewed for the head coaching jobs with the Washington Redskins, Detroit Lions and Tennessee Titans.
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Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti defended coach John Harbaugh's decision to retain Castillo, who received tremendous criticism as the team's run game coordinator last season. "At the end the players were a lot more pleased with him than in the first four weeks," Bisciotti told The Baltimore Sun. "I don't think that relationship is deteriorating. I actually think Juan came in under a lot of pressure, working for a guy he used to work side-by-side with in John. Juan has had sustained success and he didn't stop being a great coach. He came in, saw some flaws and said 'I'm going to change this.' He got the natural resistance from guys who don't want to make changes. I have to admit that he did come on too strong and ruffled some feathers."
General manager Ozzie Newsome said using a franchise tag is "a possibility." One of the likely targets would be tight end Dennis Pitta. The tag for a tight end would cost approximately $6.7 million next season. "He still has the skill set to be a very productive receiver in this league," Newsome said, via Comcast SportsNet. "Going forward, we would like to have Dennis on our football team. He plays winning football for us. He's a mismatch problem for defenses."
Here's the entire "State of the Ravens" news conference, courtesy of the team's official website. Show of hands for everyone who watched all 52 minutes of it?