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LSU officially announced the hiring of Carolina Panthers offensive assistant DJ Mangas as the Tigers new passing game coordinator on Wednesday.

Mangas was formerly on LSU's staff during the 2019 Championship season, working under Steve Ensminger and Joe Brady. He was the offensive coordinator at William & Mary before coming to Baton Rouge in 2019. Per LSU:

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.

At the time of his promotion at William & Mary, Mangas was the second-youngest offensive coordinator in Division I football in 2017 and 2018. During his first season as coordinator, Mangas led four players to all-conference seasons, including offensive linemen Chris Durant and Connor Hilland, who signed NFL free agent contracts. Before being promoted to offensive coordinator, Mangas coached the Tribe's running backs for three seasons, leading Mikal Abdul-Saboor (3,108) and Kendell Anderson (3,082) to fourth and fifth place finishes on the program's all-time rushing list.

In 2019 at LSU, Mangas helped LSU to a 15-0 mark with quarterback Joe Burrow winning the Heisman Trophy, while Ja’Marr Chase was named the Biletnikoff Award winner. LSU averaged 568.5 yards and 48.4 points per game in 2019 as the Tigers set numerous SEC and LSU records on their way to claiming the national title.

“I’m beyond excited for the opportunity to be back in Baton Rouge and coaching for LSU and Coach Orgeron,” Mangas said. “I was fortunate enough to be a part of the 2019 team and see exactly what this offense and these players are capable of. It fires me up to see the potential we have for the 2021 offense. I can’t wait to meet with the rest of the staff, coaches, and players and get to work. Geaux Tigers!”
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BhamTigah41 months
The average age of our coaching staff will be -30 compared to last year.
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tenderfoot tigah41 months
Can we just pay Callaway 300k to be our lead offensive assistant?
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RaimondGPville41 months
Good on you Oeaux!
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LSU200141 months
I just wonder what role Calloway will play since they promoted him to on-field and coaching. I know him being QB coach but that sure seems to make the offense top heavy with coaches.
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cstewa741 months
Maybe swapping out safety coach on defense for added offensive coach
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