LSU football passing game coordinator/wide receivers coach Joe Brady is reportedly heading to the NFL to become the Carolina Panthers’ new offensive coordinator.
LSU football is reportedly losing passing game coordinator/wide receivers coach Joe Brady to the Carolina Panthers.
Losing Brady is a big deal, as he was considered key in quarterback Joe Burrow’s development in 2019.
But that might not be the only staff member the Tigers lose.
Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger hinted on Tuesday evening that LSU offensive analyst DJ Mangas could head to Carolina with Brady.
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) January 14, 2020
Now, most of the time folks barely blink when an analyst leaves a college program. But let’s not forget that Brady was serving as an analyst when Ed Orgeron swiped him from the New Orleans Saints — everyone starts somewhere.
At this point, anyone attached to Brady has value. And Mangas certainly has a close connection to the young offensive mastermind.
Prior to joining Coach O’s staff, Mangas was the offensive coordinator at William & Mary (he also coached running backs there for four seasons).
Mangas played college football alongside Brady at William & Mary as a walk-on wide receiver.
With the Panthers giving Brady control over the hiring of his staff, it seems extremely likely that he could bring some LSU assistants with him.
If Mangas doesn’t leave with Brady for Carolina, then he could be a candidate to join Orgeron’s on-the-field staff in some capacity.
LSU offensive line coach James Cregg could be another name to keep an eye on. Cregg worked for four seasons in the NFL as an assistant offensive line coach before joining Orgeron’s staff in 2018. It’s possible he could make the jump back to the NFL if there’s an opportunity.
The coaching carousel hasn’t stopped moving yet, folks.