How LSU football is protected if Joe Brady gets a head coaching job in NFL

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There’s a reasonably good chance that former LSU football passing game coordinator Joe Brady could become an NFL head coach this week.

Brady, who is currently the Carolina Panthers’ offensive coordinator, is a candidate to become the Philadelphia Eagles’ next head coach.

If Brady ends up landing with the Eagles, I think there’s a strong chance he would want Jake Peetz to serve as his offensive coordinator.

Peetz, who worked with Brady in Carolina, was recently hired as the Tigers’ new offensive coordinator. His contract states that he can leave LSU for a job in the NFL and not owe the Tigers a dime.

Fortunately for LSU, the program has a great fallback plan if this scenario ends up happening.

How LSU football could proceed if Peetz jumped to the NFL

If Peetz left LSU to join Brady in the NFL, I think the logical move would be to promote passing game coordinator DJ Mangas to offensive coordinator.

(Note: It’s certainly possible that Brady could pursue Mangas instead of Peetz.)

If Mangas moves to offensive coordinator, then LSU could promote Jorge Munoz to passing game coordinator.

Munoz, who was considered key in Joe Burrow’s development in 2019, recently returned to LSU after serving as Baylor’s passing game coordinator/wide receivers coach for one season. He was considered an option to replace Brady as the Tigers’ passing game coordinator last year, but LSU elected to hire Scott Linehan instead.

Now, this obviously isn’t an ideal situation. Hiring an offensive coordinator just to see them leave a few weeks later isn’t part of Ed Orgeron’s plan.

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But this is how it goes in college football. It happens everywhere. And it’s nice to know that LSU has a great fallback option in the event that Peetz leaves.

It’s definitely a better situation than most programs would be in.