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During Ed Orgeron's radio show on Wednesday, Coach O was asked about the offensive struggles under new offensive coordinator Matt Canada in last Saturday's 37-7 loss to Mississippi State.

Orgeron responded by saying that they believe in Canada and expects him to do a tremendous job as the season progresses.


Here is more on the offense from Orgeron:

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This offense is atrocious. It is garbage and a waste of time to watch. I was really upset about the MSU game but this game against Cuse is worse. So much worse.
Reply49 months
Is there ANY way Les Miles could be sweet-talked into coming back?
Reply49 months
That run and run and run will work against most weaker teams just ask Les.
Reply49 months
LSU can continue to dominate un-ranked also-rans but will likely lose almost every SEC game.
Reply49 months
Why did LSU hire another Line Coach after the Les Miles fiasco?
Reply49 months
the fiasco is in your head probably a gene thing !
49 months
Just. Curious. Wasn't MSU's DC from the ACC? Wonder if he'd seen Canada's offense before.
Reply49 months
He has, they played against each other previously
49 months
Did anyone ask about the OL& DL getting their shite pushed in all night?
Reply49 months
This has gotten a bit out of hand. People really need to calm down.
Reply49 months
No doubt. There's a lot of unhappy people out there. Totally embarrassing! Please go pull for Alabama!
49 months
@Lexman1 Fans have the right to be unhappy with our last performance, and there is nothing embarrassing about that. The performance itself is what was embarrassing
49 months
These comments gave me cancer. What do you expect him to say? To call out Canada and threw him under the bus?
Reply49 months
I am not a NegaTiger however, CEO should have said, "We didn't have success on offense but we have confidence that Coach Canada will improve his game plan and improve our offensive performance." Much simpler response and I honestly thinks that was what he wanted to be conveyed. We are getting snips of the whole of what CEO said in this article. Keep that in mind.
49 months
It's a good thing South Carolina isn't on the schedule...
Reply49 months
Saban would have snapped at every question asking about the last game. Shoulda pulled a Belichick and responded to every question with "we're on to Syracuse"
Reply49 months
I guess the triple option with jet sweeps is a complete "bust" in the SEC. Canada is on the record stating that his offense is simple. He is not lying there. Todd Grantham took him to school and rendered his gimmicky offense useless.
Reply49 months
that why you yokels want to get rid of Les , he want gimmiky enough !
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jury's out on this...wait-see
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"Tremendous"
Reply49 months
His offense works great outside the SEC but not on SEC teams with a pulse on defense. It's designed for undisciplined defenses that can't keep up with the motions/pace. It will not work in the SEC. I knew this when we hired him and saw all those tapes. The little jet sweep stuff or quick passes will get ate up by any defense that has team speed. It's just like when Sumlin tried to bring his spread philosophy over A&M usually looks great until they hit the meat of their SEC schedule and get dominated by teams like LSU. The only coach with these flashy modern offenses that understood how to adapt it to SEC was Urban Meyer. He understood a spread works great against teams like Bama as long as you can cram it down the heart of the defense with a power philosophy. You don't have that power scheme anything else gets eaten alive.
Reply49 months
Were you one of the guys that liked the Miles' offense, or are you a hippocrite? Also, I'll challenge the notion that Florida was the only school. A and M beat Bama with that, Auburn has won a natty, and Ole Miss beat Bama with spread principles. If he understands spacing and reading defenses, Canada will be fine.
49 months
And that's exactly what he said in his weekly show that he would bring back that aspect of our offense. I think it would be much more successful using the TEs, FBs, Backs, and WRs. Using short throws, to open up the run game or run game to open up the short throws. Depending on which defense we face. At the end of last year is exactly what this offense is built to do at this time with this personell. Idk why he tried anything different? Actually I thought that's what we would see this year but in a different look. We started the State game running short routes and it was working, idk why we got away from it. Using a good run game and short passing game to open up the PA long throws will work if we can run it without penalties being thrown every drive. Mix what Canada like to do with what we did at the end of last year and it would be successful IMO.
49 months
If you look at the game, the offense had some very bright spots, things that worked beautifully, and even the ground game worked on the drive where we didn't have flags thrown on us. If it were not for the penalties we would have worn State out and the outcome would have been totally different. I don't think people realize how much momemtum plays in a game. Everytime we had the slightest momemtum a huge flag was thrown and it wore on these young guys. It's not like we had zero offense or nothing worked or wasn't moving the ball. Same with stopping State we stopped them several times. Penalties had a bigger impact then people realize and that's on O but to say he sucks as a coach after that or that this team is terrible is a huge overreaction. Remember this team isn't even at full strength. O won't get any respect until he beats a ranked team away. Period which is ok, he needs to prove he can do that, and do it looking good, dominating. GT
Reply49 months
I finally see why he's been fired from multiple jobs.
Reply49 months
Im sure Canada is a great coach with the right players. I dont think this LSU team has the right players for him
Reply49 months
Did pitt have the right players? please.........
49 months
Well obvisiously if his offense worked over there... And im sure the competetion not as talented
49 months
Didnt realize Pitt played in the SEC
49 months
I thought that it was going to take a while for this complicated offense to run smoothly. Canada has a great offensive mind and it may take some time to get the kinks worked out. We obviously need improvement on offense but I want to see what Canada can do over the course of the season to get us going.
Reply49 months
Agreed and that was why we didn't need to run the ball 58 times against BYU. All the "don't show our hand" garbage was idiotic. We needed live reps badly and still do.
49 months
It still feels like progress somehow. Do your thing, coaches.
Reply49 months
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