Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Multiples sources are reporting that LSU and offensive coordinator Matt Canada will part ways after the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1.

Canada was hired by head coach Ed Orgeron to be the teams' offensive coordinator and quarterback coach back in December, joining the Tigers after just one year as Pitt's offensive coordinator. Per The Advocate:
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Canada signed a three-year contract last December paying him $1.5 million per year as the highest-paid offensive coordinator in college football. The school would owe him about $3 million to be paid in monthly installments over the life of the contract, through 2020. That amount is offset by any future compensation Canada earns at another job, according to a copy of his contract.

Canada is accustomed to quick stops during his coaching journey. LSU is his fifth school in the past seven seasons, including Pitt (2016), N.C. State (2013-15), Wisconsin (2012) and Northern Illinois (2011).
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I want be be the next OC!!!Please hire me coach O
Reply11 months
Why do we need to pay him? Is it our doing that he is not staying?
Reply11 months
Every year with this bull crap. LSU cant be a stable program to save its life.
Reply11 months
Why even hire the guy in the 1st place???? He never fit LSU anyway. Please do not make Ensminger the OC please!
Reply11 months
Canada didn't have the balls to beat little nicky. Kiffin and Freeze do.....
Reply11 months
So was this in Coach O's binder, too?
Reply11 months
the nothing we got from our QB showed canada wasnt the right guy, if anything he got worse playing for canada. its a good thing for LSU canada is leaving and we will get a much better OC that "can" develop and get improved play from our QBs
Reply11 months
cj35
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If Canada leaves after this year, I am done with LSU FB for a while. At least while Orgeron is still around.
Reply11 months
Boo hoo little bitch
11 months
go pray to allah.
11 months
Bu Bye
11 months
WJ
30
This isn't about loyalty, it's about striving for the best. If Canada was the best offensive hire in America, Ensminger is #2? Wow, what a brain trust - but then again, O wasn't a coordinator on the staff that was fired. Let's get a real offensive mind.
Reply12 months
I hate to say it, but Hugh Freez would be a great hire to develop the two young qb’s and knows how to beat Alabama. He and O have a past working relationship, so no problem there. Just keep him away from the escort service, and he could give us a potent offense with the talent we have.
12 months
It's obviously because Coach O doesn't feel like Canada has been loyal to him like he says Aranda and Ensminger always have been. As he feels as if he has been betrayed by Canada.
Reply12 months
R-E-L-A-X - Aaron Rodgers Trust the Process - Joel Embiid It will all be OK - me
Reply12 months
From O's Troy post-game comments to now, it's been quite the journey.
Reply12 months
Don’t let the door... never liked this hire.
Reply12 months
Also, the last time a coach left our staff, an instant improvement was hired in what, literally minutes? We have four days to play our bowl game. Who says we don't have someone lined up, especially if we knew this was coming for some time now? Here's to positivity anyway.
Reply12 months
Did any of you negatigers stop and think that maybe O doesn’t like him because he didn’t do what he expected. Why do we all assume he will make a terrible hire at O coordinator? Give him a chance before you bash him.
Reply12 months
WJ
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Go ahead Ed, hire Ensminger and it will be the beginning of the end. Les hired his friends, too.
Reply12 months
Its like I am watching the same crap on repeat.
11 months
Why are so many people dumping on Ensminger? I thought he lit it up last year ?? Several offensive records broken. Paying yet another coach to go away stings a bit though.
Reply12 months
It's very easy to light it up when you have interim title.
12 months
Maybe you should look at the devfensive stats of those teams Steve “lit it up” on.
11 months
I suspect Canada will go somewhere and be a very successful OC..... under a different system and different administration, he will do it. Tigers offense as a whole is very seldom successful!
Reply12 months
Was dumping your OC after one season in that binder O
Reply12 months
So Coach O's first hire as Head Coach (@1.3million$) was a flop move because he didn't get along with the guy. I like Coach O but there's no way he last beyond 3 years as LSU's head guy. Leaders learn to utilize and lead other talent independent of their personal differences. This is suspicious unless we hire a Grade A offensive coordinator. If Coach O promotes internally he'll be gone after 2019.
Reply12 months
He is promoting internally you dipper. Where have you been?
12 months
I don’t understand why promoting from within is automatically the best solution. Is Ensminger the very best out there? We owe Ensminger nothing. Ensminger owes us nothing. He’s being paid for his services, and he’s delivering. The football program is not beholden to anyone. The school and the fans deserve the very best. Get over this fixation with hiring the boy down the bayou! If he’s the best, hire him. If he’s not, don’t.
12 months
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