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Ed Orgeron says he hopes to hire his top coaching candidates this week Advocate Sports

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  1. gatorjjh

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    Ed Orgeron says he hopes to hire his top coaching candidates this week
    BY BROOKS KUBENAAdvocate Sports
    LSU coach Ed Orgeron hopes his main coaching hires will be done by the end of the week.

    The fifth-year head coach gave a timeline for his coaching search in a Tuesday morning radio interview, in which he said his top two offensive staff choices are interviewing on Tuesday and that his top defensive choice will be interviewing on Thursday.
    Orgeron said he hopes to have his hires in place by the time the team returns to campus on Monday, but he admitted "that may be wishful thinking."
    "I just gottta get the right guys in," Orgeron told WNXX-FM "Off the Bench." "And hopefully these guys that we have this weekend are the right guys. If not, we'll get the right guys in here."
    Multiple reports have said Orgeron has targeted Carolina quarterback coach Jake Peetz and offensive assistant DJ Mangas, as well as Cincinnati defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman, who has reportedly garnered interest from several schools and may also have interest in being a head coach.
    Peetz and Mangas both worked under Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady, who helped engineer LSU's record-setting offense as passing game coordinator in 2019.
    Orgeron said Derek Ponamsky, LSU's special assistant to Orgeron, has been in contact with Brady during the search, hoping to find candidates who can replicate the schemes they ran when the Tigers won the program's fourth national championship.
    "Joe, who can run your offense?" Orgeron said Ponamsky asked Brady. "And he recommended me two guys, and they're here with me today."
    The 37-year-old Peetz has spent seven seasons as an assistant in the NFL, four in the NCAA, most of which were spent as a quarterbacks coach. Peetz also began his career in the NFL as a scout for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2008, under then-head coach Jack Del Rio.

    Peetz has also spent time successfully building game plans behind the scenes at the college level, twice as an offensive analyst at Alabama in 2013 and 2018.

    Mangas spent one season as an offensive analyst with LSU in 2019, joining the Tigers staff after serving two seasons as the offensive coordinator at William & Mary. He played wide receiver for the Tribe from 2008-11, where he was teammates with Brady, who played from 2009-12.

    Orgeron said he believes in Brady's offense, and that he thought in 2020, "we lost a little bit of it, But that was just because of the expertise of Joe, and I want to get back to that offense."
    Ed Orgeron says he hopes to hire his top coaching candidates this week
     
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  4. freedomgator

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    The answer to this is literally in the link you quoted.
     
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  5. mkfgator

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    I know Jake Peetz and his family. His wife’s family has been great friends of ours for years. Jake has earned his stripes. Young, smart a great communicator and hard working. Good hire for LSU. He won’t stay there long.
     
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  6. freedomgator

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    Wait you know a good OC and didn't tell him to wait until Brian Johnson gets a HC job? Ban.
     
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    Watch them get Marcus Freeman as DC while we try to polish the turd that is Grantham.
     
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    Never-ending story for us.
     
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    Let the teeth gnashing begin, in earnest.

    “Orgeron is meeting with Cincinnati defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman today and stated on Baton Rouge radio earlier this week Freeman was his primary target for the job. Will be interesting to see if Orgeron can land Freeman; and if they can retain Corey Raymond, who is being courted by Sark at Texas.”
     
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    We will see what happens. I will give it another week or two before jumping off the ledge.

    It’s pretty clear Orgeron has no issue moving on from coaches. If they don’t perform, they are shown the door.
     
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    How is LSU not totally busted by the NCAA? Mullen has a visit with a recruit he shouldn't have had, and gets us on probation and a show cause order issued against him. LSU is caught doling out wads of cash and keeps on trucking.
     
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    Good one sir
     
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    So getting out recruited by an Ogre again ;)

    He is swinging hard
     
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    Coaching continuity is a myth, performance and production is all that matters.
     
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    Well now, spoke too soon. Freeman to ND....good!



     
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