LSU's Joseph replaces Sullivan as WRs coach, and Saints assistant is pass game coordinator

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BATON ROUGE — LSU has gone in completely the opposite direction with a new offensive assistant coach.

After Jerry Sullivan, a 74-year-old with 20 years experience in the NFL, coached the Tigers' wide receivers in 2018 and was a consultant in 2017, LSU head coach Ed Orgeron has hired a 28-year-old with only two years in coaching full time to be passing game coordinator.

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He is Joe Brady, an offensive assistant with the New Orleans Saints the last two seasons.

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Brady spent 2017 working primarily with the tight ends. In 2018, Brady focused on quarterbacks. A former wide receiver at William & Mary and at Air Force, he was a graduate assistant at Penn State in 2015 and '16.

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Sullivan announced his retirement from full time coaching shortly after the 2018 season at LSU. In 2017, he helped then-wide receivers coach Mickey Joseph.

Joseph has been promoted back to wide receivers coach, and Brady will assist him in that position.