LSU Sports - Gus Stark
Ed Orgeron said Monday that new passing game coordinator Joe Brady calls the plays up in the press box when sitting next to offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger.

Orgeron added that the Ensminger-Brady combo "works out perfect."
quote:

Q. Ed, are there any times when Joe Brady is the one calling down the plays, or is he still strictly in a consulting role the whole time, the whole game?
ED ORGERON: No, he calls the plays. Steve lets him call the plays.

Q. And listening on the headset and being part of that process, how do you feel it's worked so far?
ED ORGERON: All good.

Q. The results seem good. I'm just wondering.
ED ORGERON: It works out perfect. Steve Ensminger has no ego. He didn't want any credit. And believe me, he is the architect of everything, man. He gets it done. He's the general in there. But you know what, a good general is going to let smart people do some stuff, and Joe Brady is talented, smart. When it comes time to call the play, Steve lets him call it. He makes that decision, and it worked out fine.
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No shit
Reply12 days
Some people try to insinuate it's all Joe Brady cause they have a lot of hate and disdain for Ensminger for no logical reason that I can discern cause he loves LSU. However, as Orgeron stated, Ensminger is the architect of the entire project but at the same time, he is secure enough in his own skin to let Joe Brady call plays. As with Ensminger, it's all about what's best for LSU.
Reply12 days
I’m almost positive this was always meant to be a Co-OC situation and an audition for Brady to do the job on his own. On one end Coach O didn’t wanna look bad for “hiring” a new coordinator 3 years in a row so he hid it by hiring a “passing game coordinator”. I feel like it’s understood that if Brady shows him something and makes a difference the job is his. It has to be. E will either retire or take another role. If we don’t make him OC another team will want to and we won’t let that happen. Hand will be forced even though I think They do it anyway. Joe’s getting a raise next year in a big way if he keeps it up.
Reply13 days
Ensminger: “we need to open up the offense” Brady: “hold my beer”
Reply13 days
if i was making 150k per month id have no ego too
Reply13 days
if i was making 150k per month id have no ego too
Reply13 days
Ensminger is at retirement age. I'm sure he's thrilled to make 400k while letting the young, eager go-getter do the job. I'd be very surprised if he stands in the way at all if LSU wants to make Brady the OC after this season.
Reply13 days
I have a feeling that ensminger knows the offense he wants, he just wasn't sure how to implement it 100%. And Joe brady gives him the confidence to want to go all in with it. It's a great pairing.
Reply13 days
i think this is a little more complex than people make it out to be. conventional wisdom says that ONE guy is the O.C. why not a team of two?....IF they can work well together. why not? do EGO's always get in the way? I think Slinger is probably a lot craftier than we think and may have his own genuis-like intuitions that just needed some edits and another set of eyes. the two of them together (the salty old dog and the wunderkind), well maybe it's just a case of the sum of the whole being greater than its parts. if you need a cliche term for it...many would call it TEAMWORK. go figure. i for one know that if this is an historic year, Slinger will appreciate it as much or more than ANYONE. And we will owe that guy a great debt.
Reply13 days
Why do we have Steve at 400 k to let Brady call the plays
Reply13 days
Who needs NCAA Football 2019 on a gaming console when you can do it IRL? Must be awesome to be in his situation as a 29 year old
Reply13 days
Crazy that Brady is only 29.
Reply13 days
Ensminger is a salty ole dog. Let him run practice and recruit. Let Brady draw up plays, then call the game. That combo seems to be working.
Reply13 days
And make a fortune
13 days
Ill rather have Brady on big time recruits top100-125
11 days
Whatever they are doing, keep it up. This offense is firing on all cylinders.
Reply13 days
This!
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