Spring practice isn’t only a chance for the players to stretch out and get back into the swing of things for the upcoming season, it’s also an opportunity for the coaches. Namely new coaches who aren’t as familiar with their surrounds or the order of operations at their place of employment.
For some, it’s doomed for the get-go (see: Charlie Strong-Texas).
But for others, like LSU offensive coordinator Matt Canada, things click right away.
According to Sports Illustrated, the first year coach is looking to re-electrify a stagnant offensive attack at LSU, and has the head ball coach taking notice early.
“His offense is kicking our defense’s tail this spring. It’s causing problems.” said head coach Ed Orgeron.
Canada comes to LSU after coaching at Pitt last season. His combination of explosive running and spreading the ball around helped the Panthers running back James Conner run for 1,092 yards, and led to five receivers having more than 20 catches that season. In his first season without the “interim” tag applied next to his name, coach Orgeron will be looking for similar results.
Canada will have all the firepower he needs, with top-tier talent and a star back in Derrius Guice, he should have everything he needs to put LSU back in the national spotlight.