University of Kentucky safeties coach and special teams coordinator Bradley Dale Peveto has accepted the job of special teams coordinator at LSU, he told The Times-Picayune on Tuesday night.

A UK spokesman confirmed late Tuesday that Peveto has resigned.

Peveto has deep ties to the Tigers, head coach Les Miles and the state of Louisiana. He won a national title with Miles while coaching special teams and linebackers for the Tigers from 2005-08. He was co-defensive coordinator his final season in Baton Rouge before becoming head coach at Northwestern State in Natchitoches, La., from 2009-12.

Peveto, 51, is the oldest member of Mark Stoops’ UK staff and the third-highest-paid at $300,000 a year, behind only the offensive and defensive coordinators. LSU's previous special teams coordinator made $310,000 a year.

Peveto was known for his folksy phrases, including, “With Mark Stoops, if he says it’s Easter, you dye your eggs — because it’s Easter.”

Kentucky’s secondary was a weakness in 2013, Peveto’s only season, but the new staff inherited a thin roster. Safeties Eric Dixon and Ashely Lowery had 101 tackles, four passes defended and one interception between them. Lowery’s pick in the season finale was the secondary’s only one in 12 games.

The Cats’ special teams looked much improved early in the season before faltering in part because of a rash of injuries. Receiver Javess Blue averaged 25 yards per kickoff return through six games. UK blocked two kicks and finished 29th inthe FBS in kickoff return yards allowed, up from 63rd in 2012.