O Canada .. LSU’s Orgeron hires offensive coordinator Matt Canada from Pittsburgh


BATON ROUGE, LA – OCTOBER 01: Interim head coach Ed Orgeron watches the game against the Missouri Tigers at Tiger Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – LSU has hired University of Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Matt Canada for the same position with the Tigers.

LSU announced Canada’s hiring in a news release Wednesday morning. He will be formally introduced at a 1:30 p.m. press conference.

Canada was the only offensive finalist for the Broyles Award, which is given to the top assistant in college football.

At Pittsburgh, his offense averaged 42.3 points a game, 10th most in the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2016.

“We have a real opportunity to propel LSU football to another level,” Canada said in the LSU news release. “The chance to put together a high powered offense with the athletic ability at LSU and the leadership of Coach “O” is incredibly exciting. I’ve long respected Coach Orgeron’s ability to recruit, lead, and motivate. What he did at LSU under difficult circumstances was really impressive.”

“I’m thrilled to be part of the vision for the program.”

LSU scored 10 points in its final two home games, against Alabama and Florida.

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