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The Carolina Panthers have lost three out of their last four games and adding Cam Newton to the mix hasn't paid early dividends. The franchise is making another change, as the Panthers announced on Sunday that they had parted ways with offensive coordinator Joe Brady. 

Brady was in his second season with the Panthers, and had to deal with plenty of quarterback and running back turnover. Through 12 games this season, Carolina's offense ranks fifth-worst in the league with an average of 308.7 yards of total offense recorded per game. 

"I met with Joe this morning and informed him that I have decided to make a change," head coach Matt Rhule said, via the Panthers' official website. "I'm very grateful to him for his time and effort in helping us get established over this past year and a half."

For the remainder of the season, senior offensive assistant Jeff Nixon will run the offense with help from the rest of the offensive staff. 

Before his stint with Carolina, Brady made waves as LSU's passing game coordinator. He helped Joe Burrow score a Heisman Trophy, as the champion Tigers went undefeated in 2019. LSU finished that campaign with college football's top-ranked offense, and averaged 568.5 yards per game and 48.4 points per game.

The Panthers went 5-11 in their first season with Brady, but many were intrigued by the wunderkind that helped engineer one of the most dominant seasons had by a program in college football history. In fact, this offseason, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported that Brady received requests from the Atlanta Falcons, Houston Texans and Los Angeles Chargers to interview for their vacant head coaching jobs.

Just 32, Brady will have opportunities elsewhere. Jumping on college's seemingly always-spinning coaching carousel could be an option as well.