LSU releases contract details for new offensive assistants Jake Peetz, DJ Mangas
New LSU assistants hired from the Carolina Panthers, Jake Peetz and DJ Mangas, each received two-year contracts with the Tigers, plus incentives, as the school released their contract details.
Peetz, the new offensive coordinator, will make $1.2 million in the first year and $1.3 million the second year, and he also receives $150,000 at signing. Mangas, the passing game coordinator, has a deal worth $400,000 per year, according to his term sheet.
Peetz was Carolina’s quarterbacks coach this past season and he spent the 2019 season with the Panthers as running backs coach. Peetz has 10 years of NFL experience, including with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2008-12), Washington Redskins (2014) and Oakland Raiders (2015-17). Mangas was an offensive assistant at Carolina, and previous worked at LSU as an analyst.
Both worked under Joe Brady in Carolina, and Mangas was an LSU analyst during 2019 title season.
Before he was with LSU, Mangas spent two years as the second-youngest offensive coordinator in Division I football at William & Mary College in 2017 and 2018. Before William & Mary, Mangas had a pair of one-year stints at Georgetown and Hampden-Sydney College. He began his coaching career as a student assistant at William & Mary immediately following his playing career.
Brooks Kubene of The Advocate pointed out that the contracts are in line with the deals for former offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger and passing game coordinator Scott Linehan, who both signed two-year contracts that totaled $1.8M each year.