LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron isn’t thrilled with how the Tigers’ offense is operating right now.
Orgeron has said multiple times since the loss to Auburn this past weekend that the offensive play calls are taking too long to get to the quarterback.
Coach O also isn’t happy with plays being changed with very little time left on the play clock.
None of this should be surprising — it’s a byproduct of having a first-time offensive coordinator.
On Monday, a reporter suggested to Orgeron that former Tigers offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger, who serves as a consultant for LSU, should help current offensive coordinator Jake Peetz with play calls.
Coach O said it was a good idea, though it’s been reported that Ensminger is enjoying retirement.
If the Ensminger plan isn’t an option (would Ensminger want to take something like that again?), then there’s another option that could also help LSU’s play-calling situation.
Ed Orgeron should give LSU football analyst Jorge Munoz more responsibility.
The Tigers actually have a former offensive coordinator on staff — analyst Jorge Munoz.
Munoz, who was an analyst for the Tigers in 2019 during LSU’s historic 15-0 run, was a key part of Joe Burrow’s development at LSU. Burrow even invited Munoz to the Heisman Trophy ceremony in 2019.
Munoz returned to LSU recently after serving as the wide receivers coach/passing game coordinator at Baylor in 2020.
The former Bethany College quarterback was an offensive coordinator and passing game coordinator (along with other coaching duties) during his time as an assistant at Louisiana.
It would make sense for Munoz — someone who clearly worked well with Burrow — to help out with some play-calling (considering he has more experience than Peetz or passing game coordinator DJ Mangas).
And really not just help out, but maybe Munoz should have a large share of play-calling duties. Maybe even demote Mangas to an analyst role (I always thought Munoz should’ve been hired as the passing game coordinator anyway).
This would obviously be a big shakeup. And maybe it wouldn’t go over well with Peetz. But it might be the best decision that Orgeron can make to get the Tigers’ offense back on track.
Peetz is struggling. Munoz has much-needed experience. It makes too much sense to not happen.