Panthers Rumors: Joe Brady is LSU alumni pick for next head coach

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Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady is the pick of LSU’s alumni to be their next head coach, according to a recent report.

The speculation regarding Joe Brady’s future with the Carolina Panthers seems to be gathering pace at a rapid rate. His reputation as a progressive young mind brought about some head coaching interviews this offseason despite his relative lack of experience and it appears as if more of the same will occur in the not-too-distant future.

Brady is undoubtedly talented. Although the offensive coordinator has not been without fault during the Panthers‘ recent losing run.

An NFL head coaching job might not be far behind.

Teams are always looking for the next big thing, after all.

However, Brady’s association with LSU is seeing plenty of momentum regarding the coach becoming Ed Orgeron’s successor at the end of the campaign.

Orgeron’s announcement that he is leaving his post after the 2021 season comes to a conclusion was timely. Especially considering the Tigers fell to another disappointing loss against No. 12 ranked Ole Miss on Saturday.

Carolina Panthers OC Joe Brady is the LSU alumni choice for their next coach.

According to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News, Brady is reportedly the choice of LSU alumni to replace Orgeron as their head coach next season, citing sources close to the situation.

"Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady is the pick of LSU alumni at the moment to succeed outgoing head coach Ed Orgeron with the Tigers, according to sources. Brady, 32, rose to stardom as the offensive coordinator of Joe Burrow’s national championship offense in 2019. He is in his second season running Matt Rhule’s offense with the Panthers. Will it be his last?"

Whether this amounts to anything or not is unclear at this juncture. But it appears as if Brady will be high on LSU’s list of targets when it’s time to begin discussions.

Brady was passing game coordinator for the Tigers during their memorable national championship run in 2019. It did help he had the likes of Joe Burrow, Justin Jefferson, Ja’Marr Chase, and Terrace Marshall Jr., but this gave the coach a sense of notoriety following a successful stint working under Sean Payton with the New Orleans Saints.

The question also needs to be asked regarding Brady’s desire to go back into the college ranks. He was coveted enough by NFL teams in the New Year without doing enough to secure a job, so waiting to see what opportunities arise might be his play.

One thing is almost certain. Carolina will be looking for a new offensive coordinator in 2022.

A decision that Matt Rhule and others need to get right.

Brady’s homecoming of sorts to LSU would be well received. Although there are plenty of other strong candidates being linked with the role.

If he does have the alumni’s approval, then Brady goes from speculative to legitimate in a hurry. However, it’s worth remembering that this process is still in its infancy and the Tigers won’t want to take anything away from Orgeron’s send-off.

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Once the campaign concludes, all bets are off.