Former New Orleans Saints backup quarterback Doug Nussmeier is coming back to the state of Louisiana, joining LSU's staff as an offensive analyst.

The news was first reported by Sports Illustrated college football reported Bruce Feldman.

Nussmeier's career in football spans nearly 30 years.

He comes to LSU after spending the previous 3 seasons as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach (OC/QBcoach) of the Florida Gators.

Before his time with the Gators, Nussemeier spent one season as the OC/QBcoach at Michigan, and two season prior to that in the same position at Alabama, three season prior to that at Washington, and one year prior to that at Fresno State.

Nussmeier played quarterback in college at the University of Idaho from 1990-93.

He was drafted by the Saints in the 4th round of the 1994 NFL Draft (116th overall). He served primarily as a backup with New Orleans from 1994-97, before spending one season with the Indianapolis Colts in 1998.

Nussmeier followed his NFL career with a short stint in the Canadian Football League, where he also began his coaching career.

After his time north of the border, he joined Michigan State's coaching staff as quarterbacks coach from 2003-2005, then joined the St. Louis Rams in the same position from 2006-2007.