LSU D-coordinator Chavis staying put

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis is
staying put after drawing interest from Georgia for the Bulldogs'
vacant coordinator position.

Chavis joined head coach Les Miles' staff last January following
14 seasons as defensive coordinator at Tennessee.

LSU athletic director Joe Alleva said in a statement Thursday it
was important for the program's future to invest in Chavis. The
statement said Chavis will receive an increase in compensation,
though terms were to be announced later.

The Tigers are 12th in the nation in scoring defense, allowing
16 points a game.

No. 13 LSU faces No. 11 Penn State Friday in the Capital One

Georgia is seeking a new defensive coordinator after Willie
Martinez was fired.