TOP News

Sport: Panthers OC Joe Brady responds to speculation linking him to LSU opening

Report: Panthers, Aleksander Barkov agree to eight-year, $80 million extension

  Report: Panthers, Aleksander Barkov agree to eight-year, $80 million extension The 26-year-old native of Finland is currently under a six-year, $35.4 million contract. During the 2018-2019 season, Barkov posted a career-high 35 goals and 96 points, while also earning the Lady Byng Trophy, which goes to the most gentlemanly player in the league. Barkov earned the Selke Trophy last season as the NHL's best defensive forward and currently has 465 points in 529 career games.Subscribe to Yardbarker's Morning Bark, the most comprehensive newsletter in sports. Customize your email to get the latest news on your favorite sports, teams and schools. Emailed daily.

The LSU Tigers are looking for a new head coach, and one well-connected name is responding to speculation that it might be him.

Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady © Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady

Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady spoke this week on the LSU opening amid the news that the Tigers have mutually agreed to part ways with coach Ed Orgeron at the end of the season.

“I didn’t really have any thoughts on it,” said Brady, per ProFootballTalk. “Unfortunately for us, we had just come off of a loss when all that stuff came out, so there was a lot more things on my mind. I don’t have many thoughts on that. I had a great experience during my time there, but I was way more concerned with our performance this past Sunday and finding ways to improve it this Sunday.

Opinion: Now, they're coming for you, Ed Orgeron, whose time at LSU is waning

  Opinion: Now, they're coming for you, Ed Orgeron, whose time at LSU is waning Ed Orgeron is almost certainly going to join former Auburn coach Gene Chizik in getting fired just two years after winning the national title."We comin'," Orgeron shouted in his gravely Cajun accent when asked if that game had laid the groundwork for future glory. "We comin’ and we ain’t backin’ down.

“All those things from a coaching perspective are things I don’t really pay a lot of attention to,” Brady added. “It’s one of those things that after the season I think about those things. But right now I have to do a better job at being the offensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers, and that’s all I’m really concerned about right now.”

The 32-year-old Brady had been generating plenty of buzz as a potential candidate for the LSU job, and it makes a lot of sense. After all, he rose to prominence as the passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach for the Tigers, helping lead them to the national title in 2019. Brady’s success working with players like Joe Burrow, Ja’Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson established him as one of the top young offensive minds in football. He even won the Broyles Award in 2019 as the best assistant in all of college football.

Clemson football: Dabo Swinney responds to LSU speculation

  Clemson football: Dabo Swinney responds to LSU speculation Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney references decades-long debate about the origins of "Death Valley" in snarky answer to taking over as head coach at LSU. When LSU and head coach Ed Orgeron agreed to part ways this past week, rumors immediately swirled as to who might replace him. It o nly makes sense that successful Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney would top that list. According to Swinney, he's certain of where he wants to be next year, and it's not in Baton Rouge. Dabo on LSU coaching rumors: "This is the only Death Valley I'm worried about.

Brady left LSU in 2020 to join Matt Rhule’s staff in Carolina. Although they have lost their last three games in a row in Christian McCaffrey’s absence, the Panthers are on the rise and are eyeing their first playoff berth since 2017. Brady himself may also have some higher upside potential than returning to coach LSU.

Subscribe to Yardbarker's Morning Bark, the most comprehensive newsletter in sports. Customize your email to get the latest news on your favorite sports, teams and schools. Emailed daily. Always free! Sign up now ▸

More must-reads:

  • Ed Orgeron 'wanted to finish out' 2021 season with LSU before parting ways
  • Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney shoots down interest in LSU opening
  • The 'Most starts by a QB for each franchise' quiz

Related slideshow: The 15 strangest college football seasons (Provided by Yardbarker)

Panthers trying to save face with Deshaun Watson leak? .
Reports surfaced on Wednesday that the Carolina Panthers had pulled out of trade talks surrounding Deshaun Watson of the Houston Texans. It’s a somewhat surprising development given that owner David Tepper has spearheaded interest in Watson dating back to the spring. Sure the star quarterback’s legal situation complicates things. But nothing has changed on that front over the past few weeks as Carolina was previously interested in acquiring the Pro Bowler.This now begs one major question.

See also