LSU Football: Dave Aranda is a name to watch for open head coaching job

LSU football could have a much different looking coaching staff in 2020.

On Tuesday, we learned, via various reports, that LSU football passing game coordinator/wide receivers coach Joe Brady is heading to the NFL to become the Carolina Panthers’ new offensive coordinator.

Is it possible that more staff change is on the way for LSU?


According to Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger, LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda is a “name to watch” in regards to the open head coaching job at Hawaii.

Aranda coached at Hawaii for four seasons from 2008-2011. During his first two seasons, he served as Hawaii’s defensive line coach. Aranda was promoted to defensive coordinator in 2010. He left Hawaii in 2012 to become the defensive coordinator at Utah State, before landing at Wisconsin for three seasons.

The California native joined LSU’s staff in 2016 and was retained by Ed Orgeron in 2017.

If Aranda desires to become a head coach, as Dellenger noted, then it could be tough for him to pass up an opportunity serve as Hawaii’s head coach.

Aranda is obviously familiar with Hawaii, which would make it an easy transition for him.

And let’s be honest — who wouldn’t want to spend their days coaching football in Hawaii. It’s somewhat of a dream job if you ask me.

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If Aranda does end up becoming a head coach this offseason, it won’t be hard to Orgeron to replace him.

I imagine LSU would have coaches knocking down the door for the opportunity to work for the national champions.

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