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CFB: 2019 Assistant Offensive and Defensive Assistants Coaches of The Year

Offensive assistant of The Year LSU Pass Game Coordinator Joe Brady

Hot commodity? Yes, Joe Brady, who spent the past two seasons with the New Orleans Saints, joined the LSU staff as passing game coordinator and receivers coach in January of 2019. His name has popped up in recent coaching change discussions, including the recently opened OC spot at Texas. LSU reportedly is prepared to match offers to keep him. Regardless of where he lands, the truth is Joe Brady has elevated the LSU pass offense, which ranks 2nd nationally in yds per game (390).

Defensive Assistant of The Year Ohio State Co-Defensive Coordinator Jeff Hafley

Jeff Hafley can take credit for the instant improvement in the Buckeye secondary. The Ohio State defense ranks 1st nationally in overall defense using traditional stats, as well as 1st nationally via the fancy stat known as Havoc Rate, which combines Sacks, TFL’s, turnovers, and third-down stops to come up with a percentage. The Buckeye defense has dominated the Havoc Rate measure boasting a 41.98% Havoc Rate in 2019, up 11.23% from 2018‘s bend and break Buckeye defense.


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