Ed Orgeron reveals why he knows LSU is a 'step ahead' in retaining Joe Brady
When LSU coach Ed Orgeron was asked at a Monday press conference about being able to retain passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach Joe Brady, 30, a rising star in the coaching profession, he said that LSU is a “step ahead” and that he feels good about the direction of the situation.
On Tuesday morning, Orgeron shared insight into why he was confident: LSU Athletics Director Scott Woodward saw this scenario coming and was prepared.
“I got to give credit to our athletic director,” Orgeron said in an interview on 104.5 ESPN’s “Off the Bench,” according to The Advocate. “Scott Woodward came up with a plan two months ago. He had the vision to see what was gonna go on, so we had to put a plan together and that plan is being put in place right now, and I feel good about it.”
On Monday Orgeron did not detail exactly what Woodward’s plan is to keep Brady, but he said that “we have a plan in place. I think we’re in good shape. On a Sunday media teleconference, Orgeron said LSU would do everything possible to retain Brady short of him being offered a head coaching position.
Brady signed a 3-year contract in February paying him $410,000 per year in the first year, $435,000 in the second and $460,000 in the third. According to a report about 3 weeks ago from Yahoo! Sports, LSU and Brady are working on details of a new contract. The university engaged Brady about a raise and an extension during LSU’s bye week, per the report, and LSU is willing to pay Brady NFL coordinator market value of around $1.5 million.
Anwar Richardson of OrangeBloods.com has reported that Brady is a possible candidate to be Texas’ offensive coordinator, and then discussed the compensation of Texas’ previous coordinators.
“LSU’s Joe Brady reportedly signed a deal to earn $410,000 per year in the first year, $435,000 in the second and $460,000 in the third. Beck earned $800K last year. Orlando earned $1.7 million. Money-whipping Brady will not be an issue for Texas,” he reported.