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Source: Memphis to tap LSU's Porter

Updated: November 29, 2009, 2:31 AM ET
By Joe Schad | ESPN

Memphis will have a new coach in LSU assistant Larry Porter, a source with direct knowledge of the search said Saturday.

Porter, in his fifth year as running backs coach at LSU, is also assistant head coach and chief recruiter on Les Miles' staff in Baton Rouge.

Washington Redskins secondary coach Jerry Gray had been a favorite for the job, but Memphis apparently chose to go in another direction.

Saturday, Gray said "one day it will be the right opportunity" to be a head coach.

Porter, ...

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