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Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
LSU officially announced the hiring of Carolina Panthers quarterback coach Jake Peetz as the Tigers new offensive coordinator.

Peetz interviewed for the job on Tuesday and was Ed Orgeron top candidate for the job due to his ability to run Joe Brady offense from the 2019 Championship season. Per LSU:
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Peetz spent two years with Carolina, coaching the running backs in 2019 when Christian McCaffrey put together a record-breaking season for the Panthers. In 2019, McCaffrey led the NFL in scrimmage yards (2,392) and became just the third player in NFL history with over 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards in the same season. He also set the NFL record for receptions by a running back with 116 in 2019, becoming only the second player in league history with 1,000 rushing yard and 100 receptions in the same season.

In 2020, Peetz helped Carolina produce four players with over 1,000 scrimmage yards in a season as the Panthers become only the fifth team in the Super Bowl era to accomplish such a feat.

Other NFL stops for Peetz include the Oakland Raiders (2015-17), Washington Redskins (2014) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2012). Peetz spent the 2013 and 2018 seasons as an offensive analyst with Alabama. He also coached at Santa Barbara City College in 2006 and at UCLA in 2007.

Peetz coached quarterbacks in his final two seasons in Oakland (2016-17), serving as assistant quarterback coach in 2016 and quarterbacks coach in 2017. Raiders quarterback Derek Carr earned two of his three consecutive Pro Bowl selections working with Peetz. Peetz originally joined the team as a senior offensive assistant in 2015, working primarily with the running backs. He helped Latavious Murray earn Pro Bowl honors after rushing for 1,066 yards and six touchdowns, the first 1,000-yard rushing season by a Raider since 2010.

Peetz spent one year with Washington as the offensive quality control/assistant wide receivers coach in 2014. In his one season working with Peetz, Washington wide receiver DeSean Jackson led the NFL with an average of 20.9 yards per reception and led the team with 1,169 receiving yards.

Peetz played defensive back at Nebraska from 2003-05 prior to entering the coaching ranks.

“Maggie and I would like to thank Matt and Julie Rhule along with Mr. David and Nicole Tepper for the opportunity to coach with the Carolina Panthers,” Peetz said. “We are excited about the opportunity that Coach O has given us to move our family to Baton Rouge and be a part of the LSU football program. Dealing with Coach O and Scott Woodward through this process has shown me the commitment made to winning more national championships and I am grateful to be a part of that. We can’t wait to get to work, Geaux Tigers!”
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LSUISTHEBEST2241 months
WHO?????
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OchoDedos41 months
Never been a Coordinator? Sounds oddly familiar.
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Roll Clyde Roll41 months
It’s happening
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tjohn deaux41 months
So... how does one ever become an OC if you have to have been one to get hired as one? I have never understood that. "Sorry you need to have been a manager before we can ever hire you as a manager."
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CDawson41 months
Simple, your first one is not usually with a defending National Champion that is a pretty consistent top 10 program.
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He looks constipated
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KPP41 months
So O hires an OC that has zero experience as an OC
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StupidBinder41 months
You do understand that Joe Brady was never an OC...even when he was at LSU right?
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luciouslou41 months
Meh
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X123F4541 months
I would hope we negotiated a heavily performance based contract.
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CDawson41 months
Nah, Woody just writes big checks. Ask Jimbo and Bo.
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Spiderdill41 months
I can't wait to see him build an offence the same way joe brady did the year he was here could be special let's wait and see #go tigers
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Cycledude41 months
Wow, I hope he will be as good as Joe Brady. Excited to have him!
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cypresstiger41 months
Wow! Go Tigers!
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spankydynamite41 months
hugo freeze would have been a better hire i dont knkw what O was thinking here...this guy has not even been an OC before...now if saban gets freeze we are really in trubs... strike 2 or 3 with O on getting freez. prolly not going to get another chance....freez is a proven bama beater and bama is our biggest hurdle year in year out....common sense O
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reauxl tigers41 months
Where do you people come from?
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Zeek41 months
This guy is questioning you like you are lying,Hugh Freeze did beat Nick Saban back to back years. Who else can make that claim,probably nobody.
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Shiftyplus141 months
Learn grammar, graduate middle school, ween yourself off Ritalin, then try to offer an opinion. You sound like a rambling child.
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LesnarF541 months
I'll go on a week long drunk if LSU gets Freeman on Thursday!!!
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CDawson41 months
Me, too. It will be very depressing.
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Geauxt941 months
His defense looked solid against UGA. Who would you want instead of Freeman?
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brewdrees41 months
Will wait to see...
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CanebreakCajun41 months
that is called front running
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LSUsince7441 months
This is gonna get fun quickly
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ValleyTNTIGER41 months
Wow. Let’s see what he can do !
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RaimondGPville41 months
Yessir!!!!
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JackieTreehorn41 months
Qualifications: you have been in the room with Joe Brady.
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CanebreakCajun41 months
Alright. Let's Geaux
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Swamp_bengal41 months
Geaux Tigers!
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