Nov 3, 2018; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron cheers on his players during warmup drills before their game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Tiger Stadium.

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Coach O: Joe Brady is an up and coming Super Star

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LSU’s spring practice culminates Saturday with the Tigers Spring football game.   Sure, there’s lots to get excited about...a new Purple & Gold team with new players with fresh attitudes and enthusiasm on the field, but the biggest attraction might be the addition of passing game coordinator, Joe Brady.  “He’s doing a very good job with us,” said Ed Orgeron. “I think this guy is an up and coming super star,” proclaimed LSU’s head coach.

Whoa! That’s not hyperbole considering Coach O worked under Sean Payton with the Saints.  Coach O knows all the signs of an extraordinary offensive mind.  

Joe Brady was plucked from the Saints coaching staff, after just one season, to inject life into an otherwise boring LSU offense.
And now, Brady is the rave of Baton Rouge.   He’s in charge of creating what Coach O describes as a quick passing game to compliment a strong running game.  

Brady is thought to be the “offensive coordinator in waiting” once Steve Ensminger is finished calling plays (which could be after this season). “I’ve been around some good offensive coaches. I think this guy has the chance to be one of the best I’ve been around,” Orgeron told Bobby Hebert and me on WWL Sports Talk.

Coach O also shared some insights about the competition at middle linebacker, as the Tigers search for a replacement for Devin White. Michael Divinity has been moved from outside linebacker to the middle linebacker position.  Right now three guys are competing for the MLB position. “Between Patrick Queen, Jacob Phillips, and Michael Divinity, I think Michael is an excellent player on our team. Wherever he’s going to playing on our team, he’s going to be starting. He’s an excellent player,” explained Coach O.

Orgeron also loves what he sees so far from quarterbacks Joe Burrow and Myles Brennan. “Believe it or not, we had a 74% completion percentage in our scrimmage last Saturday, which is the highest I’ve ever seen,” Orgeron boasted about his signal callers.

LSU will wrap up the spring football session Saturday at 1pm in the annual Spring game in Tiger stadium.

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