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Paul Turner

Paul Turner
Sr. Offensive Analyst
(225) 578-1151
Monroe, La.
Alma Mater
Louisiana Tech (2015)

Paul Turner, who played two seasons of college football at LSU, joined the Tiger coaching staff in 2023 and serves as lead offensive analyst.

In his first year with the Tigers in 2023, LSU’s offense featured three of the nation’s most explosive players in quarterback Jayden Daniels and wide receivers Malik Nabers and Brian Thomas. Daniels led the nation in total offense and rushing yards by a quarterback on his way to winning the Heisman Trophy.

Nabers, a unanimous All-America, led the nation in receiving yards per game with 120 yards a contest, while Thomas ranked first nationally in receiving TDs with 17. As a unit, LSU’s offense led the country in scoring (45.5) and total offense (543.5).

Turner joined the LSU football program after three years at Louisiana Tech, where he climbed from defensive graduate assistant in 2020 to defensive analyst in 2021 and finally safeties coach in 2022. Head coach Sonny Cumbie elevated Turner to a full-time assistant coach when he took over the Louisiana Tech program in 2022.

In both seasons he assisted with developing game plans, organized and ran the scout team, assisted with film breakdown and scouting. He also assisted in all phases of the special team units.

After prepping at West Monroe High School where he led the Rebels to the state title game in 2009 and 2010 and was voted the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 5A Most Outstanding Offensive Player, Turner signed with LSU.

Following his second year in Baton Rouge, he transferred to Louisiana Tech where he lettered for the Bulldogs in 2014 and 2015 helping lead the program to the 2014 C-USA Championship game and a win over Illinois in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. He was also on the 2015 New Orleans Bowl championship team.

During his two years at Tech, he caught 87 passes for 1,171 yards and seven TDs.

Turner was a 3-time Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll member and was named Conference USA and LSWA honorable mention in 2015.

Prior to his start in coaching, Turner bounced around the NFL for four years, spending time with the Eagles, Saints, and Patriots.

An undrafted free agent, Turner appeared in four games – with two starts – as a rookie for the Eagles in 2016. He caught nine passes for 126 yards, including six receptions for 80 yards in his first NFL start against the Bengals on Dec. 4, 2016.