LSU settled on an NFL veteran to be its next offensive coordinator, and a coach with LSU experience to be the passing game coordinator, the program announced on Wednesday.

Jake Peetz, who coach Ed Orgeron on a recent appearance on ESPN Baton Rouge said Joe Brady, the Tigers’ former passing game coordinator recommended for the job, comes to LSU as the new offensive coordinator from the Carolina Panthers. His colleague, DJ Mangas, also with the Panthers this past season, will be the passing game coordinator.

“Both Jake and DJ come highly recommended from one of the premier and innovative offensive coaches in the game in Joe Brady,” Orgeron said in a statement from the school. “Jake brings 10 years of NFL experience with him to our staff. He spent a season coaching alongside and learning from Joe (Brady) so we couldn’t be more excited about Jake joining our staff. His knowledge of football combined with the players we have on our roster, will make for a dynamic offense for LSU in 2021.

Orgeron told WNXX-FM’s “Off the Bench” on Tuesday that Derek Ponamsky, LSU’s special assistant to Orgeron, talked with Brady during the search, hoping to find candidates who can replicate the schemes Brady and former offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger ran when the Tigers won the national championship in 2019.

Peetz has 10 years of NFL experience as he’s worked with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2008-12), Washington Redskins (2014) and Oakland Raiders (2015-17). Mangas was an offensive analyst for LSU during its national championship season in 2019. Mangas has spent the past two seasons working alongside Brady at both LSU and Carolina.

Peetz, 37, is a Nebraska native, a former cornerback for the Cornhuskers, who has spent seven seasons as an assistant in the NFL, and four in college, most of which were spent as a quarterbacks coach. Peetz twice was an offensive analyst at Alabama in 2013 and 2018.

He also Peetz began his coaching career with two years on the collegiate level at Santa Barbara City College (2006) and UCLA (2007).

Peetz played defensive back at Nebraska from 2003-05 prior to entering the coaching ranks.

Mangas, a former quarterback and wide receiver at William & Mary, served as running backs coach at his alma mater from 2014-16 before being elevated to offensive coordinator for two years from 2017-18. Other stops for Mangas include Hampton-Sydney College in 2012 and Georgetown University in 2013.