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Ross Dellenger with The Advocate is reporting that LSU officials and offensive coordinator Matt Canada are in the final stages of settlement negotiations to cut-ties with each other after just one season.
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The nature of the separation and its legal standing are being reviewed by university leaders, and a final outcome is expected by the end of the weekend. Officials on both sides – the university and Canada’s agent, Pete Roussel – are in deliberations regarding the hefty buyout tied to Canada’s contract.

The highest paid offensive coordinator in college football last year, Canada signed a three-year deal in December of 2016 paying him $1.5 million in salary. The school owes him about $3.3 million to buy out the final two years of the deal. The program can pay the $3.3 million in monthly installments over the life of the contract, through 2020. The amount is mitigated with any future salary Canada receives from another job.
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Yep...Ensminger will be the new OC...Ogeron wants to run a pro style offense with power running and play action passing..Les would be proud of new (Wink Wink)offense
Reply39 months
Steve Ensminger is the new OC. Get ready for that reality as we don't have the slots for an OC after the new Special Teams coach is hired.
Reply39 months
We should pay Canada out of O’s salary
Reply39 months
And let Aranda take over. It’s such an easy fix.
39 months
After reading the 2012 story from Wisconsin, it sounds like everywhere he's been Canada has wanted to be the head coach instead of "just" OC. He should look for a lower tier HC job and see how that goes.
Reply39 months
Udated: Canada is still our OC. Canada told Ogeron where to stick his Yaw!! Yaw!!
Reply39 months
He should kill O with Kindness. If it were me there would be no negotiation. Buy me out or let me get to work.
39 months
Not a fan. Finished below where a lot of Cam Cameron offenses finished!!! That's not the company you want to be in!!!
Reply39 months
"The amount is mitigated with any future salary Canada receives from another job." So in theory, some team could pick him up for minimum wage and LSU would still owe him over $3.2 million?
Reply39 months
I have no ill will towards LSU moving on. There are better OC options out there and the offense saw improvements which I attribute more to the improvement of Danny Etling than anything else. My concern is how this effects the players from a learning standpoint. Continually having to learn new playbooks is detrimental to the development of our offensive scheme...Praying for a great OC hire that we can keep a few years.
Reply39 months
You make a good point. And to that end, wouldn’t it make sense to promote someone such as Ensminger or Raymond who already know Canada’s offense? Thereby eliminating the need to learn a new system. Not to mention save a boat load of money to get ready to give Aranda another extension next year when someone else comes calling. Just saying.
39 months
Are you honestly making a justification for promoting within for the guy whose whole head coach pitch was based around hiring the best coordinators in the country on both sides of the ball?
39 months
@Lexman1
39 months
$15 million per year and Nick Saban comes back to Baton Rouge.
Reply39 months
I wish. But then I woke up from this dream.
39 months
I would do that in a heartbeat.
39 months
I would do that in a heartbeat.
39 months
I hope that if we're doing this for O and buying out Canada that there was at least a catch. Maybe reduce O's buyout to nothing after this season. But we talking about Alleva, so, O probably gets an extension after all of this.
Reply39 months
this is actually what im hoping for as well, some of this money should be coming from O's contract or his buyout, this was his foul up..
39 months
Huge mistake! But that seems to be the norm here at LSU football anymore!
Reply39 months
Alumni95, if you question the talent on offense, you haven’t been paying attention to our recruiting class this year. #1WR in the nation, WR transfer from Texas Tech, TE/H-Back from Fla., RB Curry&Provens, Top 2 Juco OL(Including #1 Traore),plus 3 Top OL recruits, returning experienced OL starters, and QB’s Brennan & Narcisse! And we still have 4 spots left on NSD! I don’t know what kind of talent you’re looking for, maybe NFL, I guess!
Reply39 months
Mic drop!
39 months
I’ve seen it all, and to date everything you’ve listed is still UNPROVEN talent in the SEC.
39 months
This is financially a very poor decision! Canada clearly had success offensively in his first year. LSU offensive production against Alabama, was better than last years. And was better than Alabama's offense. So they are paying Cam Cameron, Les Miles, Stands just received another big contract! Oberon, and now Canada. And I believe I am missing another coach. But this is a financial Mess!!!
Reply39 months
Damn spell check! *Aranda, *Ogeron
39 months
Sure it is. But it’s LSU football! A multi billion dollar business. This is a drop in the bucket for these guys. Not saying I agree or disagree, but Taf can afford it!
39 months
If CEO is going after a pro style qb does that remove Briles from consideration?
Reply39 months
Not surprised He'll go anywhere for a paycheck and no long term commitments
Reply39 months
I don't believe Dellenger or this Advocate report.
Reply39 months
Head in the sand?
39 months
Bad move, no coaches should be let go after 1 yr.
Reply39 months
I definitely agree!
39 months
Unless it’s mutual.
39 months
@Lexman1 Why is it so difficult for you to admit O botched this one? When you get to hand pick your guy with money not being a factor, and then he’s gone after one season, that reflects very poorly on you. I’m sure Canada is a total malcontent, but that should be something you find out in the vetting process about a guy who has been at 5 schools in 7 years
39 months
Sorry I was one who said in the beginning to give CEO a chance before melting. This move I think is bad. It screams negativity. It shows our Head Coach wants things his way or else. Last coach seemed to mettle too and that didnt work. I hope they get a super hire here, but I have serious doubts now.
Reply39 months
I agree we need some form or continuity, but Canada hasn't stayed anywhere for long. We need to find someone to get us better success in the red zone, Canada wasn't producing there.
39 months
If you were a HC, would you want things your way, or someone else’s?
39 months
How is there any negotiation? If they want to fire him, they should pay him. If I were Canada, I would say pay me what the contract states or I am going to work on offense.
Reply39 months
Sounds to me like Canada wants out, if this is true. Still haven’t heard anything official.
39 months
i agree, id say kiss my ass, give me my money.. he was hired to run the offense with no meddling, orgeron meddled. this is his foul up... hell id make orgeron pay half the buyout from his own salary.. oregeron better realize its not his team.. hes just the figure head..
39 months
CEO is making a mistake. He should have swallowed his pride. Hope we get a good OC. GEAUX TIGERS!!!
Reply39 months
If this is about O's pride, he has officially thrown away my support.
39 months
its definately about his pride, always has been..
39 months
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