The new-look LSU offense that wide receivers coach / passing game coordinator Joe Brady has been credited with bringing in was on full display last night as the Tigers dismantled Alabama for the college football world to witness.
We’ve been hearing for a few weeks now that LSU brass and Brady have been working on a new deal to keep him in Baton Rouge.
A report from Yahoo! Sports shares that LSU’s talks with Brady about that raise and a contract extension date back to LSU’s bye week back in late November following their 66-point night against Vanderbilt.
The report adds that “LSU is prepared to pay Brady NFL coordinator market value,” in the neighborhood of $1.5 million and could have a deal done by the end of the season for first-year LSU assistant who spent the past two seasons as an offensive assistant with the Saints. Brady currently makes $400,000 annually.
Brady’s ability to come in and play a major role in not only transforming the offense in Baton Rouge, but to also do it in a way that utilizes the playmakers on the roster so well is going to make him one of the hottest names on the coaching market. Quarterback Joe Burrow is a legit Heisman Trophy favorite after his performance on the big stage against perhaps one of the best defensive minds college football has ever known, and that’s because of the influence Brady has had in their offensive transformation.
Considering the body of work already, LSU is smart to try and lock him in. No one in college football will be happier to have that happen than Ed Orgeron.
Prior to the season, our own Zach Barnett put Brady’s hire as the #4 most important assistant coaching hire for the 2019 season.