Report: LSU hiring Linehan to replace Joe Brady
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LSU has found Joe Brady's replacement.

The school is hiring Scott Linehan as its new passing game coordinator, sources told Bruce Feldman of The Athletic.

Linehan's deal is a two-year contract worth about $800,000 annually, Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated reports.

Linehan brings several years of NFL experience to the Tigers.

The 56-year-old was the head coach of the St. Louis Rams from 2006-08 and had tenures as an offensive coordinator with the Minnesota Vikings, Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, and most recently the Dallas Cowboys.

Linehan worked as the Cowboys' passing game coordinator in 2014 before being named offensive coordinator, a position he held from 2015-18. He parted ways with Dallas in January 2019.

Brady, who won the 2019 Broyles Award as the top assistant coach in college football, became the youngest offensive coordinator in the NFL after signing with the Carolina Panthers this offseason.

LSU is coming off a historic 2019 campaign. Led by Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow, the Tigers posted a 15-0 record and clinched their first national championship since 2007 with a 42-25 victory over Clemson in January.

Burrow had an exceptional season from a passing perspective, tossing for 5,671 yards and setting a single-season FBS record with 60 touchdowns through the air.

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