LSU passing game coordinator Joe Brady makes history by winning Broyles Award
Joe Brady has made history.
The LSU passing game coordinator/wide receivers coach won the Broyles Award on Tuesday, becoming the first assistant who isn’t an offensive or defensive coordinator to receive the honor. The award, which has been handed out since 1996, is given to the top assistant coach in the country.
Brady is in his first season at LSU after spending the previous two years as an offensive assistant for the NFL’s New Orleans Saints. Prior to that, he had brief stints at William & Mary (linebackers coach from 2013-14) and Penn State (graduate assistant from 2015-16).
LSU’s offense reached a new level this season, as Brady helped the Tigers implement a new system along with offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger. The results were immediately noticeable as LSU set school records for points (621), points per game (47.8), total yards (7,206), 50-point games (six) and 40-point games (10).
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It was also an historic season for Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow, who set SEC records for passing yards (4,715) and passing touchdowns (48).
Brady has quickly become one of the most well-known assistants in the country, and he now has an award for his remarkable efforts.
“It’s kind of hard to put into words,” Brady said, according to 247sports.com’s Shea Dixon. “Haven’t had an opportunity to really think about it. Feel like everything has just happened so fast. I’m sure it’s one of those things where in the next week I’ll have an opportunity to take it all in, but right now, my mind’s already on who we’re going to be playing in the playoffs. That’s kind of the approach I’ve been taking, so I’m happy for the guys and proud of the way they’re working, the way they approach everything. We said all year that this is the standard of LSU. This is the expectation that we had as an offense and they took it and ran with it, and they’re making us look good right now.”
Brady and LSU are set to face Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl, a College Football Playoff semifinal matchup, on Dec. 28 at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN.
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