LSU Football: Jake Peetz explains how close he is with Joe Brady

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LSU football has a new offensive coordinator in 2021.

LSU football introduced new offensive coordinator Jake Peetz on Wednesday.

Peetz is joining Ed Orgeron’s staff after serving as the Carolina Panthers’ quarterbacks coach in 2020.

The main reason Peetz is getting this opportunity to lead LSU’s offense is because of his relationship with former Tigers passing game coordinator Joe Brady.

Coach O said earlier this month that he asked Brady for advice on who to hire and Peetz was the first recommendation.

Orgeron sought out advice from Brady because he wants LSU to get back to the offense the program used in 2019.

Who better to run that offense than someone who is close to Brady?

But just how exactly close are Peetz and Brady?

LSU football’s new offensive coordinator spent a lot of time with Brady in 2020

Brady, who was instrumental in LSU’s success in 2019, didn’t stick around in Baton Rouge for very long after the Tigers won the College Football Playoff championship game in early 2020.

The former New Orleans Saints offensive analyst was quickly hired by the Panthers to serve as Matt Rhule’s offensive coordinator in Charlotte.

Peetz was already on Carolina’s staff in 2019 as the Panthers’ running backs coach. Rhule retained Peetz and moved him to quarterbacks in 2020.

As a result, Peetz spent a LOT of time with Brady this past season.

In fact, Peetz said he spent more time with Brady this pasts season than anyone else — including his wife (via Brooks Kubena).

Peetz, who described Brady on Wednesday as someone who is “elite with intelligence”, may not be Brady, but he’s clearly the next best thing.

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Hopefully he sticks around at LSU for a couple of seasons, because he’s a coach that I think can take the Tigers’ offense from good to great to elite.