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Sources: LSU's Joe Brady to become Panthers' offensive coordinator

David NewtonESPN Staff Writer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Joe Brady agreed to become the offensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers less than 24 hours after helping LSU win the national title.

A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the 30-year-old Brady, after one year as LSU's passing coordinator, will return to the NFL and become the league's youngest active offensive coordinator.

He will join former Baylor coach Matt Rhule, recently named Carolina's fifth head coach in franchise history.

Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Snow is expected to join Rhule in Charlotte as defensive coordinator, sources told ESPN. Snow and Rhule have been together since 2013, first at rebuilding Temple and then from 2017 to '19 at Baylor.

But Brady was the bigger get because of his fast ascension in the coaching ranks. He went from a graduate assistant at Penn State in 2015 to an offensive assistant for the New Orleans Saints (2017-18) to LSU in five years.

Brady recently agreed to an extension with LSU that reportedly would have more than doubled his $410,000 annual earnings. While he said Saturday he intended to stay at LSU, his extension did not prohibit him from going to the NFL or accepting a college head coaching job, and Brady took advantage of that on Tuesday.

Brady's star really shined this past season when he helped quarterback Joe Burrow win the Heisman Trophy and national championship MVP with 5,671 yards passing and 60 touchdown passes, a single-season NCAA FBS record.

Brady won the Broyles Award given to the best assistant coach in college football.

Brady's philosophy in the spread offense should mix well with that of Rhule, who believes in adapting to the strengths of his players more than forcing players to adapt to what he wants.

He will inherit one of the league's most dynamic players in running back Christian McCaffrey, who in 2019 became the third player in NFL history to have 1,000 yards rushing and receiving in the same season.

It remains uncertain whether Brady will work with quarterback Cam Newton, who is recovering from surgery to repair a Lisfranc injury. The other two quarterbacks on Carolina's roster are 2019 third-round pick Will Grier and Kyle Allen.

Allen took over for Newton after he reaggravated the Lisfranc injury originally suffered in the third preseason game and started 12 games.

The Panthers also could use the No. 7 pick of the April draft on a quarterback. It's unlikely Burrow, projected to be the top pick to Cincinnati, would be available without a trade up.

"Every coach should put together a system that isn't just what we do and this is what we're doing,'' Brady said on Saturday at media day for the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. "It's about let's see what our players do well and run the system that can relate to them and put them in the best position to have success.

"No matter the quarterback you have, if he can't really throw well but he can run, let's put a system together that can put him in the best position. The same with your running back and receivers and tight ends. The best coaches don't just run a system. They run what puts their players in the best position.''

Brady learned much of what he used at LSU this season working with Saints coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees. He took that knowledge to Burrow, who threw for five touchdowns and ran for another on Monday night in a 42-25 victory over Clemson.

"He's an NFL quarterback,'' Brady said of Burrow when asked whether he was a product of the system or talent. "For anybody to put on the tape and doubt that . . . Joe Burrow is not a system quarterback. Joe Burrow will fit in any system.

"If you want to be the most successful offense or most successful offensive coordinator you're going to have to develop a system that utilizes what he does the best.''

 

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No wonder this guys star rose so fast.

How much more logical can one coach be?

I hope Nagy reads this article.

This is a revolutionary concept in the realm of coaching. Fit your scheme to the player available to you. Decypher what your guy does best and tailor your scheme to match.

Brilliant!

So easy!

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Vic Fangio Delivers Explanation on why Broncos Coveted Pat Shurmur as new OC

Chad Jensen

On Sunday, the Denver Broncos shocked the NFL world by parting ways with offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello after just one season. Considering how bad the Broncos' offense was in 2019, finishing in the bottom-5 in almost every major statistical category, it was surprising that the team would want to upgrade the OC position.{C}

 

It was the timing of the move and the fact that it came less than two weeks removed from head coach Vic Fangio saying publicly that he had no intention of making any alterations to his staff. However, something between that end-of-season press conference and last Sunday changed.{C}

 

Likely, it was the fact that Fangio took a little time off away from the building before returning to scrutinize the job his assistants did in 2019 and render an evaluation. Combined with the number of experienced and alluring offensive coaches hitting the NFL job market in the interim, Fangio ultimately chose to pull the plug on Scangarello.{C}

 

On Tuesday, Fangio announced ex-New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur as the Broncos' new offensive coordinator. Here's what Fangio had to say about the decision to pursue and hire Shurmur.

 

“Pat is an established play-caller with significant experience leading an offense as both a coordinator and head coach," Fangio said via team press release. "Having coached against Pat for a number of years, he’s always impressed me. His track record of developing younger players is outstanding. Pat brings a collaborative approach to working with the staff as well as a flexibility to adjust the offense to our players and opponents. We’re excited to add someone of his caliber to our coaching staff.”

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There must be a conspiracy here???

Is it only the Bears that never adapt to the players on hand? But in turn force their players to do things they are not good at? Can you say square peg, round hole?

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The Shadow wrote:

There must be a conspiracy here???

Is it only the Bears that never adapt to the players on hand? But in turn force their players to do things they are not good at? Can you say square peg, round hole?

It sure seems to be. Ive never seen a team do this like hte Bears

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Sources: LSU's Joe Brady to become Panthers' offensive coordinator

 

"Every coach should put together a system that isn't just what we do and this is what we're doing,'' Brady said on Saturday at media day for the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. "It's about let's see what our players do well and run the system that can relate to them and put them in the best position to have success.

"No matter the quarterback you have, if he can't really throw well but he can run, let's put a system together that can put him in the best position. The same with your running back and receivers and tight ends. The best coaches don't just run a system. They run what puts their players in the best position.''

Brady learned much of what he used at LSU this season working with Saints coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees. He took that knowledge to Burrow, who threw for five touchdowns and ran for another on Monday night in a 42-25 victory over Clemson.

"He's an NFL quarterback,'' Brady said of Burrow when asked whether he was a product of the system or talent. "For anybody to put on the tape and doubt that . . . Joe Burrow is not a system quarterback. Joe Burrow will fit in any system.

"If you want to be the most successful offense or most successful offensive coordinator you're going to have to develop a system that utilizes what he does the best.''

 

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Raiders' Jon Gruden fires Brenston Buckner, hires former Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli
Reunited, and Gruden hopes it feels so good

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by Patrik Walker
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Jan 15, 2020 at 8:34 am ET • 1 min read

There's an unexpected change within the Oakland Raiders coaching staff. Granted, it's not nearly as sweeping as what took place in early January due east, where the Dallas Cowboys parted ways with Jason Garrett -- along with most of his coaching staff -- and hired Mike McCarthy, but what happened was Jon Gruden apparently had his eye on one Cowboys coach in particular throughout it all.

To that end, when defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli was informed he wouldn't be retained by the Cowboys, Gruden put a plan into action. The Raiders head coach reportedly fired defensive line coach Brenston Buckner, per NFL insider Jim Trotter, and is expected to replace him with Marinelli for the 2020 season. Buckner joined the Raiders in 2019 and the team saw their sack tally more than double from only 13 the year prior to 32 in 2019, having also improved greatly in run defense.

That's what makes the move surprising, because Buckner did exactly what he was brought on to do, while Marinelli was coordinating a Cowboys defense in 2019 that took massive steps in the wrong direction. 

The 70-year-old was rumored to be mulling retirement in the previous two off-seasons before doubling down on his commitment to remain with the Cowboys. He's had success at times in Dallas, but it was too inconsistent for McCarthy's tastes, with Marinelli understanding he'd be a casualty of the regime change -- replaced by Mike Nolan in Dallas. 

"Only thing I know is they can't send me back to Vietnam," Marinelli said jokingly, via Jane Slater of NFL Network. "After that it's cake. Outlook is always forward."

No Vietnam. Instead, Vegas. 

Unfortunately for Buckner, as well as he performed in his one-year stint in Oakland, Marinelli and Gruden have a history that more than likely fuels this reunion. Marinelli served as assistant head coach and defensive line coach under Gruden for several seasons in the early 2000s with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, before the former left to take the head coaching position with the Detroit Lions. The two helped engineer the first Super Bowl victory in Buccaneers history, and Gruden is hoping to rekindle that magic as the Raiders ready for their move to Las Vegas in 2020.

Buckner, who's served as defensive line coach for three teams in the last seven seasons, must now find a fourth as Gruden rolls the dice again on Marinelli.

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Buckner joined the Raiders in 2019 and the team saw their sack tally more than double from only 13 the year prior to 32 in 2019, having also improved greatly in run defense.
That's what makes the move surprising, because Buckner did exactly what he was brought on to do, while Marinelli was coordinating a Cowboys defense in 2019 that took massive steps in the wrong direction. 

 

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PapaBear.OR wrote:

Buckner joined the Raiders in 2019 and the team saw their sack tally more than double from only 13 the year prior to 32 in 2019, having also improved greatly in run defense.
That's what makes the move surprising, because Buckner did exactly what he was brought on to do, while Marinelli was coordinating a Cowboys defense in 2019 that took massive steps in the wrong direction. 

 

Thats Jon Gruden for you! He rarely makes sense....He just wants some more "Turkey Hole"!

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Michigan State to hire Mel Tucker, Colorado coach and former Nick Saban assistant

By Bruce Feldman Feb 11, 2020 70
Colorado coach Mel Tucker and Michigan State have agreed in principle to make him the new head football coach at MSU, people with knowledge of the matter told The Athletic on Tuesday night. After the 48-year-old Cleveland native turned down initial interest late last week, MSU power brokers came back repeatedly to Tucker’s reps with an offer that was impossible to ignore.

People with knowledge of Tucker’s deal with the Spartans said it doubles his Colorado coaching salary pool (which was $3.15 million in 2019), includes a substantial increase to the Michigan State strength and conditioning staff budget and program resources and will more than double Tucker’s Colorado salary, which is around $2.7 million.

On Feb. 7, while Tucker was on a Colorado donor tour, his name surfaced in a Detroit Free Press report that the Spartans planned to interview him for the Michigan State vacancy. Tucker discussed the initial MSU conservations with Colorado AD Rick George,...

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Well at least PapaBear.OR or What? can rest easy knowing Mel T. will not be returning to an NFL sideline anytime soon.

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Butkus never wore an earring

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