Did New Panthers Coach Lie To LSU?
Did the new Panthers coach lie to LSU?
Less than 24 hours after the Tigers won their National Championship, the team’s offensive guru Joe Brady announced that he was leaving for Carolina.
It was no secret that new Panthers head coach Matt Rhule desperately wanted to hire Brady.
Rumors had been running rampant for more than a week that the organization was aggressively targeting the mastermind behind Joe Burrow’s ascension.
What was a bit surprising, however, was how quickly Brady skipped town.
Over the past seven days Brady’s consistent position was that he wanted to remain with LSU. And it was not just something he said to the media – he reportedly led many within the program to believe that he was not going anywhere.
According to CBS Sports football writer Dennis Dodd, the Tigers were legitimately under the impression that Brady would come back to the university next season.
Hearing that as late as Monday, LSU was convinced Joe Brady was returning after getting new deal, even though it allowed him an NFL out. LSU was getting assurances Brady was staying in Baton Rouge.
— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) January 15, 2020
Multiple players were said to be similarly caught off guard by his move.
Brady has NFL experience already. Before coming to LSU, he served for two years under Sean Payton on the New Orleans Saints as an offensive assistant.
It remains to be seen who LSU ultimately replaces Brady with. Offensive analyst Jorge Munoz has been mentioned as a potential candidate, but so far nothing definitive has been announced.