LSU Football: Tigers could be on the verge of making 2 brilliant offensive hires

LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /

LSU football needs a new passing game coordinator and offensive coordinator in 2021.

Last month I suggested that LSU football should be extremely careful in their search for a new offensive coordinator.

Basically I said that LSU should hire an experienced offensive coordinator to pair with a young passing game coordinator.

It worked in 2019 with Steve Ensminger and Joe Brady, so why not try that formula again?

Well, scratch that thought. Because LSU is going down a road that I think is really exciting, even though it goes against everything I suggested.

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Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel reported on Monday morning that LSU is planning to interview Carolina Panthers quarterbacks coach Jake Peetz and offensive analyst DJ Mangas.

According to Thamel, Peetz is being targeted as a potential offensive coordinator while Mangas is being targeted as the passing game coordinator.

Yes, please. Sign me up for this ASAP.

I don’t know if there will ever be another assistant coach in Baton Rouge that has the same impact that Joe Brady had in 2019, but I’d say it’s at least worth going down that road again.

Peetz has worked this season as the Panthers’ quarterbacks coach under Brady (who is serving as Carolina’s offensive coordinator), while Mangas was Brady’s “right-hand man” at LSU in 2019.

If you can’t get Brady back (which obviously isn’t happening), then this is the next best thing.

Now, the one downside, of course, is that Peetz doesn’t have any play-calling experience. That’s certainly a concern. And there’s really nothing I can say to ease that concern, except that we just have to trust Ed Orgeron if this is the hire that’s made.

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The Tigers need to continue to be innovative with their offense. It’s what took them to an elite level in 2019. If innovation is the goal, I can’t think of a better scenario than bringing Peetz and Mangas to LSU to lead the offense in 2021.