After a season under former LSU offensive coordinator Joe Brady with the Carolina Panthers, Ed Orgeron has tabbed Panthers quarterbacks coach Jake Peetz as the program's new offensive coordinator.
The school announced the hire today following meeting yesterday where Peetz impressed Orgeron.
Mirroring the hire of Brady heading into the 2019 season in a lot of ways, the opportunity to call the Tigers offense is the first such play calling opportunity for Peetz.
Peetz brings with him 10 years of NFL coaching experience, as well as time as an analyst in college football with Alabama (two separate times) and as an offensive assistant in the league for Jacksonville, Washington and Oakland.
Prior to coaching the quarterbacks, Peetz worked with star running back Christian McCaffrey and the Panther running backs before Matt Rhule was hired.
As we shared in our update at LSU a few days ago, the belief in the profession is that there is a good shot that Peetz brings Panthers offensive assistant DJ Mangas with him as well. Prior to joining Matt Rhule in Carolina, Mangas served as an analyst on the LSU staff during their national title season.
While Peetz (and possibly Mangas) find themselves on the move, Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady is currently interviewing for head coaching opportunities in the NFL with a few teams.
Stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.
UPDATE >> The program has announced the addition of DJ Mangas as passing game coordinator as well