LSU Football: It’s time to start panicking over Joe Brady

LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports
LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports /

LSU football made a couple of great hires this week, but how long will those hires last?

LSU football made a brilliant move this week by hiring Carolina Panthers quarterbacks coach Jake Peetz and Panthers offensive assistant DJ Mangas to lead the Tigers’ offense in 2021.

Peetz will serve as LSU’s passing game coordinator, while Mangas, who previously worked as an analyst at LSU, will be the Tigers’ passing game coordinator.

These hires were made based on the recommendation of former LSU passing game coordinator Joe Brady.

But, as I mentioned on Wednesday, Brady could end up getting a head coaching job in the NFL in the next several days.

And if he does, it’s possible he could take Peetz and Mangas with him.

The Advocate’s Brooks Kubena reported some news on Thursday that makes that scenario a very real possibility.

According to Kubena, Peetz and Mangas can both leave for jobs in the NFL and not owe LSU a dime.

What happens then for LSU football?

While I feel like it’s a very real possibility that LSU could lose their new offensive coordinator because of Brady, it’s also possible that Brady doesn’t receive a head coaching job this year. There are only so many openings and Brady probably has the least amount of experience of the major candidates.

But if Brady does land a head coaching gig, I think it’s highly likely that Peetz will join him as his offensive coordinator.

At that point, I think it would be wise for LSU to consider promoting Mangas to offensive coordinator and promoting analyst Russ Callaway to passing game coordinator.

Losing Peetz, who has a lot of NFL experience, would hurt. But I think keeping Mangas and Callaway on the coaching staff would still leave the Tigers in a solid situation when it comes to the offense.

Next. DC option off the board for LSU. dark

Coaching situations are fluid this time of year. Moves are made quickly. And then more moves are made.

Whatever happens with Brady (Peetz), it’s nice to know that LSU has a solid fallback option.