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LSU passing game coordinator Joe Brady joins Carolina Panthers coaching staff, according to ESPN Adam Schefter.
Jourdan Rodrigue The Athletic reported that the coach will be Panthers’ new offensive coordinator.
Brady won the Broyles Award for best college football assistant this season, helping the Tigers finish the year with an undefeated record and a national championship after Monday’s victory over Clemson.
Quarterback Joe Burrow not only won the Heisman Trophy, but also set an NCAA record with 60 touchdown passes in one season.
Burrow’s production and offense as a whole (the team also led the country with 48.4 points per game) led Brady to receive a lot of attention.
The 30-year-old agreed to an extension with LSU before the national championship game that would more than double his salary but prevented him from leaving for another school as an assistant, according to Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated.
However, the deal also provided him with the flexibility to go to the NFL if given the opportunity, which now appears to be the case.
Ian Rapoport The NFL Network reported for the first time that newly hired coach Matt Rhule was considering Brady as his offensive coordinator.
With Rhule having spent the past seven years as an NCAA coach, the Panthers could have been in college in 2020.
Brady has experience in the NFL after spending two years as an offensive assistant with the New Orleans Saints.
Although Carolina has question marks in the quarterback that will enter next year, the new coaching staff has a chance to get a lot more from the team that went 5-11 in 2019.