ESPN’s Rece Davis praises Ed Orgeron for bringing on new LSU play-caller
There’s no doubt that the coaching stock of LSU passing game coordinator Joe Brady is rising after a hot start to the year for quarterback Joe Burrow and the Tigers passing offense.
However, when asked about LSU’s offensive transformation, ESPN’s Rece Davis gave most of the credit to Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron. Davis argued that not only did Orgeron identify a change was needed this past offseason, but he followed through with making the proper alterations to take his program to the next level.
Davis said the change was obvious in the very first LSU practice he watched this year back in August.
“It was immediately evident that things were different (in practice), but I will confess to being somewhat skeptical because I felt “well, what you do in one practice in August and what you actually pull out and do in a game is sometimes entirely different things,'” Davis said. “But they’ve committed to it, and I’ve said this a lot, I really commend Ed (Orgeron) for it.
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“A lot of coaches say ‘Well, we need to change. We need to get more explosive. We need to do this, we need to do that.’ Yet, they’ve reached the level where they are due to a certain philosophy and a lot of times coaches are too stubborn, too scared, too set in their ways, whatever, to change. But he allowed the change.”
Brady turned just 30 years old in September, but his two-year experience with the New Orleans Saints as an offensive assistant in 2017 and 2018 has proved to be very valuable to LSU. Orgeron hired Brady as the team’s passing-game coordinator and wide receivers coach this past offseason.
LSU’s offense may face its toughest test yet Saturday night against Florida. Both teams enter the highly-anticipated rivalry showdown ranked in the Top 10.
Kickoff will happen at 8 pm ET at Tiger Stadium.