LSU’s national title came with a few costs, including losing passing game coordinator Joe Brady to the NFL. There’s no doubt Ed Orgeron needs to find a solid replacement. According to the latest report from Bruce Feldman, Orgeron has made a hire.
The Tigers are reportedly set to hire former NFL head coach and offensive coordinator Scott Linehan as LSU’s new passing game coordinator. Linehan has plenty of experience, mostly coming at the professional level.
The 56-year-old coach spent a little less than three season as head coach of the Rams from 2006-08. Linehan has also been an offensive coordinator for several NFL teams including: Dallas, Miami, Minnesota and Detroit.
Now, he’s set to join LSU and its new passing game coordinator.
SOURCES: #LSU is hiring former #Vikings #Dolphins #Lions and #Cowboys OC Scott Linehan as the Tigers new passing game coordinator. Linehan has coached several prolific QB/WR combinations in his NFL career.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) February 10, 2020
This isn’t exactly a flashy hire most Tigers fans were hoping for. Going from Brady – one of the brightest, young offensive minds in football – to Linehan seems like a downgrade.
But perhaps his experience in the pros will be an advantage for LSU, particularly in recruiting. There’s no doubt Linehan needs to step up to the plate for the Tigers.
Orgeron has the seemingly impossible task of trying to replace quarterback Joe Burrow along with several members of his 2019-20 coaching staff. But as we all saw last season, the LSU head coach tends to exceed expectations.