Contribution by Michael Bonnette of LSU.
BATON ROUGE – LSU has reached into the NFL to fill a vacant position on its coaching staff as Jake Peetz has been named the Tigers' offensive coordinator.
Peetz come to LSU after serving on the staff of the Carolina Panthers. Peetz, who has 10 years of NFL experience, served as Carolina's quarterbacks coach in 2020.
"Jake comes highly recommended from one of the premier and innovative offensive coaches in the game in Joe Brady," Coach Orgeron said. "Jake brings 10 years of NFL experience with him to our staff. He spent a season coaching alongside and learning from Joe (Brady) so we couldn't be more excited about Jake joining our staff. His knowledge of football combined with the players we have on our roster, will make for a dynamic offense for LSU in 2021.
Peetz spent two years with Carolina, coaching the running backs in 2019. In 2020, Peetz helped Carolina produce four players with over 1,000 scrimmage yards in a season as the Panthers become only the fifth team in the Super Bowl era to accomplish such a feat.
Other NFL stops for Peetz include the Oakland Raiders (2015-17), Washington Redskins (2014) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2012). Peetz spent the 2013 and 2018 seasons as an offensive analyst with Alabama. He also coached at Santa Barbara City College in 2006 and at UCLA in 2007.
Peetz coached quarterbacks in his final two seasons in Oakland (2016-17), serving as assistant quarterback coach in 2016 and quarterbacks coach in 2017. Peetz originally joined the team as a senior offensive assistant in 2015, working primarily with the running backs.
Peetz spent one year with Washington as the offensive quality control/assistant wide receivers coach in 2014.
Peetz played defensive back at Nebraska from 2003-05 prior to entering the coaching ranks. Peetz is a 2001 graduate of St. Mary's High School and the son of Frosty and Nancy Peetz.