LSU football: Matt Canada offensive coordinator

The LSU football program finally has its new offensive coordinator.

After days of speculation and rumors, it has been confirmed that head coach Ed Orgeron has hired Pittsburgh Panthers assistant Matt Canada to run his offense.

Canada was the only offensive coordinator named as a finalist for the Broyles Award this season, given annually to the nation’s top assistant.

“When I first sat down with (athletic director) Joe Alleva and we mapped out a plan for LSU football, we agreed that we were going to demand excellence on both sides of the ball,” Orgeron said in a press release. “We want a defense that’s impenetrable and an offense that’s exciting and unstoppable. Anyone who wants to play football at the highest levels is going to want to play at LSU.”

During Canada’s time leading the Pitt offense, the Panthers were the only Power 5 team in the nation to score at least 28 points in every game this season en route to the highest season point total in school history.

Pitt also lead the nation in red zone touchdown percentage under Canada, while quarterback Nathan Peterman made some very positive strides under his direction.

For a team needing an offensive boost, it will be interesting to see what kind of success the Tigers will find.

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