LSU Passing Game Coordinator Joe Brady Leaving to Join Carolina Panthers as Offensive Coordinator

LSU passing game coordinator Joe Brady is reportedly headed for the NFL.
LSU passing game coordinator Joe Brady is reportedly headed for the NFL. / Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

Right on the heels of a national title, one of the most valued assistant coaches in all of college football is reportedly off to take a job in the NFL.

According to a report from ESPN insider Adam Schefter and others, LSU Tigers passing game coordinator Joe Brady is departing Baton Rouge to join new head coach Matt Rhule's first Carolina Panthers staff as offensive coordinator.

That's a huge loss for Ed Orgeron and LSU, especially considering Brady agreed in principle to terms for a contract extension just days ago. It's understood that he never actually put pen to paper and signed the deal, however, and will instead take his talents to the professional ranks.

Brady came over from the New Orleans Saints last offseason when Coach O convinced him to take a trip down I-10 to run the passing attack at LSU. It was clearly worth it considering the 30-year-old was responsible for Joe Burrow's Heisman-winning season and the most potent offense in college football.

With this news, the Bayou Bengals will be facing a ton of changes heading into 2020 with the offense losing a number of key stars. Brady's departure will certainly set things back in terms of developing a formidable passing attack with a new QB.

As for the Panthers, Matt Rhule doesn't just have a new assistant to help turn the franchise around, but also one of the premier up-and-coming offensive minds in the whole football world.