Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
College Football analyst Bruce Feldman is reporting that LSU has hired former Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator as the Tigers' new passing game coordinator.

Linehan will replace Joe Brady, who left this offseason to become the offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers.


Linehan will receive a two-year deal worth $800,000 a year, according to Ross Dellegner with Sports Illustrated.


The 56-year old coach from Sunnyside, Washington, has coached in the NFL since 2002 as a head coach, offensive coordinator, wide receivers coach, and passing game coordinator for several teams over the years.

Minnesota Vikings (2002–2004)
Offensive coordinator & wide receivers coach

Miami Dolphins (2005)
Offensive coordinator

St. Louis Rams (2006–2008)
Head coach

Detroit Lions (2009–2013)
Offensive coordinator

Dallas Cowboys (2014)
Passing game coordinator

Dallas Cowboys (2015–2018)
Offensive coordinator
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116 Comments
How 'bout those cowboys
Reply11 days
I think knowing how to read and deal with people is probably Coach O's greatest personal trait so I'm more than happy if he thinks he will mesh with the rest of the staff. After the situation with Canada I imagine that was as high on his priority list as coaching knowledge when interviewing for this hire.
Reply12 days
Doesn't feel like a home run at the moment. Think we'd all like to find another Brady prototype...a kid rising through the ranks as an assistant that just needs to prove himself on the big stage. But, finding that is easier said than done I guess. Here's hoping. In O we trust
Reply12 days
My only concern is how he meshes with Coach E. Brady and E had the perfect partnership. How these two coordinate is critical.
Reply12 days
I agree that this is a concern. But I can't say it's my *only* concern. I think bigger than that is the fact that even if he does mesh, his offenses appear to be 'uninspired' at best and I'm not sure he's going to fool anyone.
12 days
Wow guys on here complain about hiring a former NFL head coach
Reply12 days
We don't complain about hiring an nfl coach. We complain about hiring THAT nfl coach. There's a difference.
12 days
I'm undecided on this hire but to be fair Cam Cameron was a former NFL head coach also and he sucked balls.
12 days
Hell, I wouldn't of hired him with a resume like that, but if CEO and co see something they can use, then I'll trust em.
Reply12 days
Wouldn’t “of”...sigh...
12 days
Would have or would've. Never would of. Think about it.
12 days
guten Morgen, to yall too.
12 days
This sounds like the same type of negative responses I heard for this board when LSU hired Ed Orgeron as head coach!!!
Reply12 days
At the same grammar level - “wouldn’t of”
12 days
O earned it, he didn’t deserve trust from the beginning. We have a right to be skeptical.
12 days
Ed was moving up. This guy is moving down. There's a reason!
12 days
Well dang, as a long suffering cowboys fan this is not what I wanted to hear this morning, bummer
Reply12 days
Scott Linehan is a fantastic hire for LSU.
Reply12 days
time will tell
12 days
I wanted Coach O to get jorge back from baylor, but more recently i realized one would have to be a complete idiot retard to willingly leave LSU for baylor, even with an upgraded position and more pay....and do we really want an idiot retard on our coaching staff? No, we don't. So thank you Coach O for figuring this out before i did and letting them leave if they wanted to and not extending the welcome mat back to them.
Reply13 days
Coach O hasn't steered us wrong yet. Show O some respect by giving Linehan a chance. We lost a LOT of playing and coaching talent off of last years team. Losing Brady hurts, but Ensminger should have learned a great deal from his schemes and will implement much of the same system and style. Next year will probably be an average 10 win year with Brennan, but Orgeron has earned the right to rebuild his staff and talent for next year. Lets just enjoy the ride and wait til 2021 to start being critical.
Reply13 days
"Coach O hasn't steered us wrong yet.".... uh, Canada in 2017 and E in 2018 had pedestrian offenses. And E made changes after each of those years. I'd call both of those hires a fail. And yes, I give E credit for meshing with Brady last year, but most of the credit goes to Brady for our offense. And don't get me wrong, I respect E a lot.
12 days
I fully agree. Coach O produced the best season any football team has ever had. The best team LSU has ever had. You would think he would earn at least a couple of months of leeway to make decisions without being second guessed by all the internet geniuses.
10 days
From WSJ a couple of months ago: Led by Prescott’s best statistical season, the Cowboys rank second in the league—behind only Lamar Jackson and the Ravens—in offensive DVOA, an advanced metric that measures a teams efficiency based on the success of every play. No NFL offense has gained more yards than Dallas
Reply13 days
No offense but that was under Kellen moore
13 days
That was because of Zeke. It damn sure wasn't because of any forward thinking pass game.
12 days
1 thing o like about this and the pelini hire is O getting coaches who have already left OC/DC gigs for HC gigs, and it didnt really pan out; so these guys will be less likely to pull an arandork and start complaining about the humidity down here, jump ship for an HC job and then start trying to steal our recruits and other coaches away from us.
Reply13 days
Good hire, recruits love to be developed by someone who has been NFL OC for many years.
Reply13 days
Those Detroit offenses he ran were top notch.
Reply13 days
Also he seems to have had something people liked. As much as NFL teams ask around about a guy before a hire, he kept getting brought in by teams for some reason.
Reply13 days
Man, tough crowd... this musta been what it looked like on here when O took over.
Reply13 days
They're just stupid.
13 days
Does it suppose to say FIRED from each of those positions?
Reply13 days
Supposed* is*
13 days
No. He left the Dolphins to be HC of the Rams. Coordinators in the NFL become head coaches or they are eventually fired. Not much middle ground.
12 days
I like the fact that Coach O took his time interviewing the candidates. Finding a guy that had the knowledge, personality, work ethic, etc. Then I'm sure he sent down with Steve, as to figure the new hire would mean well together. I approve
Reply13 days
So many strange comments, some of you are giving this hire two thumbs down. However, I have yet to see ONE alternative mentioned who would have been a better addition to our program, relative to the position that was filled.
Reply13 days
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