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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
LSU is expected to meet with Carolina Panthers quarterback coach Jake Peetz for the offensive coordinator position, according to Pete Thamel with Yahoo Sports.

Thamel also reports that a meeting with Panthers offensive assistant DJ Mangas will take place this week as he could be a candidate for LSU's passing game coordinator.

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Mangas was 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.

Peetz, 37-years old, started working with quarterbacks in 2012 with the Jacksonville Jaguars and has worked with the Washington Redskins (2014) and the Oakland Raiders (2015-2017). He was an offensive analyst with Alabama in 2013 and 2018 before joining the Panthers staff as a running back coach in 2019.

Jake Peetz Career history:
As coach:

Santa Barbara City College (2006)
Special Teams Coordinator / Safeties Coach / Strength & Conditioning Coordinator

UCLA (2007)
Defensive Assistant

Jacksonville Jaguars (2012)
Assistant Quarterbacks Coach

Alabama (2013)
Offensive Analyst - Quarterbacks

Washington Redskins (2014)
Offensive quality control & Wide Receivers Assistant

Oakland Raiders (2015)
Senior Offensive Assistant

Oakland Raiders (2016)
Assistant Quarterbacks Coach

Oakland Raiders (2017)
Quarterbacks Coach

Alabama (2018)
Offensive Analyst

Carolina Panthers (2019)
Running Backs Coach

Carolina Panthers (2020–present)
Quarterbacks Coach

As executive:
Jacksonville Jaguars (2008–2011)
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Harry Rex Vonner38 months
stupid move
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Do the Saints have another young, bright offensive analyst like Brady that we can hire away?
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tigerballs38 months
Big gamble on a guy who never called plays. Don't chase the next Brady. Get the best guy.
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CDawson38 months
so why not just go get Brady instead of them. $2.5 million plus head coach in waiting would get him. If Woodward was dumb enough to pay Jimbo, Pelini and others then he is definitely dumb enough to pay Brady.
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Giantkiller38 months
College OC is a step down. He’s got a HC gig in sites in the pros.
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SomeLSUguy38 months
Like Giant said, he's about to be an NFL HC... if Bieniemy does not pick Houston, there is a very good possibility Brady is the Texans next HC...
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LSUsince7438 months
This is a unique scenario
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Tigers4Lyfe38 months
I'm not sure one year with Brady makes a man.
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alumni9538 months
To be fair, Mangas and Brady have been with each other 4 or more years at different stops (W&M, LSU, Panthers).
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Drayton8038 months
Young, innovative, and worked closely with the "assistant coach of the year" in 2019. Combine them with Russ, and I like the chances
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luciouslou38 months
Meh
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brewdrees38 months
Can we just get Brady back?
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Arena3038 months
Nope
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Bayoubengal20538 months
We hired Brady on... as a PG coordinator. And struck gold at that. Now we are trying to strike gold in even less likely areas!? Sure what it seems like. Saban probably hiring Ex NFL head coaches for the jobs Coach O hires nfl helpers for. Coach O better know what he’s doing.
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BigDawg042038 months
Because hiring Scott Linehan worked out so well
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SBC38 months
The most moronic take I have ever seen. Holy shite.
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saint tiger22538 months
Lol. BayouBengal is too stupid to realize O hired an Ex-NFL head coach last year. As the PGC at that. What a dumbass take.
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reauxl tigers38 months
Guarantee u they called Brady and he said “no but try these guys” lol
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RazzleDazzle38 months
I bet you are right.
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lsucoonass38 months
Not sure why this got downvoted but this makes sense
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HubbaBubba38 months
One-year and he'd be gone. That resume screams "instability".
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rob6238 months
I agree. Job hopping every year.
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baytiger1138 months
This is the format we signed up for when we hired O. Any coordinator that's "stable" means 9-3 seasons. Venables is the outlier. If we want seasons like 2019, we have to take chances even if that means a revolving door of young coaches.
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saintlad7438 months
If we have potential to be close to 2019, beat Bama, and get a NC, I am good with that
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WhiskeyPlease38 months
I dont know about this
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FlyinTiger9338 months
Because Bridgewater was unstoppable this year.
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TwoDatBait38 months
Have you looked at his stats this year? He definitely played above his ability, could be coaching and/or play calling... Imagine if he had CMC the whole year
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Melvin38 months
He had career highs in basically every statistic
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LSU61538 months
So they're taking the Sean McVay approach to re-capture the glory of 2019. If I were Orgeron, I would be trying to find a sure fire coordinator, not taking chances.
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225Tyga38 months
Took a lot of chances in 2019. High risk high reward. I would rather that than a Les miles 10-2 9-3 season every year
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LSU61538 months
But his job is in potential danger so the circumstances are different.
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stowns38 months
Good. Brady rolled w/ 0 indication or warning. Gut his staff
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Melvin38 months
Imagine being mad at the man who brought your team the greatest offense of all time because he left for a clearly better opportunity
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Tshiz38 months
Balls deep on how Brady. Seems risky
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panzer38 months
hopefully those apples fell from the right tree
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