While we’re all wondering who the next Virginia Tech offensive coordinator will be, allow me to draw your attention to that train wreck of a pro football team in Charlotte, NC known as the Carolina Panthers.
Today they announced they were parting ways with their offensive coordinator, Joe Brady. Why you would change OCs with only a little more than a month left in the season is beyond me, but they did. And as Brady looks for a place to land, further allow me to point out his background.
Brady is only 32 and has been considered one of the hot young offensive coaches in football land. Before taking the job with the Panthers, he was the passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach of the very wide-open and high-scoring 2019 LSU Tigers, the same LSU Tigers who went 15-0 and won the national championship. He was recognized as the top assistant coach during the 2019 college football season, and was the winner of the 24th annual Broyles Award.
Before that, he was an offensive assistant under head coach Sean Payton with the New Orleans Saints from 2017-2018.
He grew up in South Florida and was a 4-year letterman as a wide receiver at Everglades High School in Miramar, FL, about 22 miles north of Miami. He played collegiately at William and Mary from 2009 to 2012, and then stayed there for another two years, coaching the team’s linebackers.
Where was he between his stint at William and Mary and his time with the New Orleans Saints?
Turns out he spent those two years as a graduate assistant. At Penn State. Where he coached with current Virginia Tech Coach Brent Pry.
Brent…pick up the phone….
I hadn't heard news of our offensive train wreck engineer being discharged from his duties here in Charlotte. I hope the rest of David Tepper's band of Not Yet Ready for Prime Time College All-Stars might join him. Why rush for a needed yard when you can dial up a razzle dazzle option that loses 5? That's what Joe Brady brought to the Carolina Panthers. He definitely doesn't belong in the NFL, but even I wouldn't wish him on our sworn forever UVA rival in Blacksburg. I want to see Virginia Tech succeed, just not vs the Hoos. You can do better.
Joe Brady was absolutely magical with Wisconsin transfer Joe Burrow down here at LSU. We need to Feature Joe Brady’s offense!
Makes sense to me, matter if fact I might donate to the Hokie Club if it happened. I stopped donating last year after 20 years of donations.