One and done for Joe Brady at LSU? Assistant coach mentioned as OC target for NFL coach
LSU passing game coordinator Joe Brady has had one of the most dramatic career launches this season as he’s received plenty of credit for the Tigers’ offensive showcase. While coach Ed Orgeron has said there have been discussions to improve Brady’s contract with LSU, and that LSU is “a step ahead,” however, the NFL may also come calling.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported: “Ravens DC Don “Wink” Martindale is emerging as a top candidate as the coaching carousel spins, and his top choice of OC is a fascinating one. Sources say Martindale would be paired with #LSU wunderkind Joe Brady who set the field ablaze against Oklahoma.”
Brady, who also coaches receivers, won the Broyles Award earlier this month to become 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.
It’s been a meteoric rise for Brady, who was previously an offensive assistant with the New Orleans Saints, William & Mary and Penn State.
Brady has largely shared credit with offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger, but many have said brady brought a difference to the LSU offense not seen in recent memory. 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).
As the NFL coaching carousel moves, it’ll be a matter of weeks before a decision about his future is known.