3. Joe Brady
Current Position: LSU passing game coordinator
A pay raise wouldn’t be much of a problem for the Texas football program, especially with how much money they were shelling out to Beck and Orlando (around $3 million combined per year). So it shouldn’t be all that difficult to win the interests of the LSU passing game coordinator Joe Brady away from the LSU football program.
Head coach Ed Orgeron assembled himself quite the coaching staff in Baton Rouge. LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda is well regarded as one of the best assistant coaches in the nation, and has been for a long time now. Brady is one of the biggest rising stars in the college football coaching ranks now too.
According to Football Outsiders, LSU has the second most efficient offense in the nation (behind only the SEC foe Alabama Crimson Tide) this season. Brady’s upgrade to the LSU passing game is a big reason for that boost in production this fall compared to other recent years.
Texas got a firsthand taste of how good this LSU passing game was earlier this season, in a 45-38 loss at home in Week 2 at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.
Former Ohio State Buckeyes transfer quarterback Joe Burrow is a leading Heisman contender out of nowhere. You think that Brady has something to do with that?
Between the reported interest that the Longhorns have in Brady and the money they could offer him, it should be a no-brainer that he is on the shortlist to land this job in Austin.