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LSU will reportedly meet with Pittsburg offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Matt Canada this week, according to multiple sources.

Canada, who runs a pro-style offense at Pitt, has emerged as a top candidate for LSU's offensive coordinator position now that Alabama OC Lane Kiffin was named head coach at FAU on Monday. Per NOLA.com:
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Canada was one of five finalists, and the only offensive coordinator, for the Broyles Award, which goes to nation's top assistant coach. Pittsburgh averaged school record 42.3 points per game this season.

Canada coached the previous three seasons at North Carolina State but was fired after the 2015 season. With Jacoby Brissett at quarterback under Canada, the Wolfpack averaged 33.2 points per game in 2015. Brissett passed or 5,268 yards with 43 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in two seasons at North Carolina State after transferring from Florida.
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Other candidates in the mix for the LSU OC job include former Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich, and former USC coach Steve Sarkisian.
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deathvalleyrox2790 months
I like it .... dude is legit
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HSHoopscoach90 months
"You must have missed the 01 SEC championship." that game was amazing. Tenn had Henderson and albert haynsworth in the middle...and we run our QB right up their arse
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OilMan2590 months
Please God, no helfrich!!!!
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LSU0390 months
So....we ran off all of our pro-style quarterback commits in an attempt to convince Lame Kiffin to come here, announcing publicly that "we will be going with a spread attack with dual threat qbs only." Apparently, that ONLY applied if we got that one OC, and now that we've been passed over by that jerk, "well, golly gee, maybe a pro style is what we needed all along...I wonder how many pro style qbs are left on the board now that we've officially botched hiring AND recruiting in a giant cavalcade of stupid?"
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semperfitolsu90 months
He's not only pro style genius. He adapts his offenses to the players he has. Check his stats at NIU, Wisky, NC St, and PITT
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Louisianaboy8790 months
Alright here is the reality. Our offense has struggled for years because Les had his hand in the playbook far to much. This caused our Quarterbacks to lack development, our wide receivers to have subpar performances, and great players on our roster to transfer. If you think I'm lying look no further than Les Miles inability to get another job. Some of the coaching searches have gone on to say they do not think Les will adapt. A pro style offense can be effective as long as the calls are being made by the right person.
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This guy's pro style is nothing like Les miles' pro style of run, run, throw a deep jump ball, punt.
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Lexman190 months
Exactly right Louisianaboy87! Well said! Coach O will let his coordinators coach without interference. Huge difference even with Ensminger we set offensive records almost every game.(Except Red Zone inside the 5yd. line went back to Super Conservative run up the middle Les Miles offense that won't work against stout defenses.) Anyway, my point is Captain Kangaroo would be a major upgrade over Cameron and Miles if he were still alive! I also read that Matt Canada can run Pro Style (Brennan) or Spread (Narcisse.) I personally would prefer pro style with Etling or Brennan and showcase our offensive MVP: Derrius Guice! A spread focuses more on the QB, imo. Regardless, I have to believe our offense will be light years ahead of what it's been. Geaux Tigers!
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comalking90 months
This guy's red zone TD% at Pitt was 87% this year. Not scoring %, TD %. Think about that. If we even approach that number this team will crush fools.
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KajunGun90 months
We did not play N.C. State wolf pack. We played N.C. Tar heels
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Whynotme90 months
A pro style can work with the right oc at the next level. But doesnt work as well in college especially against bama. We will have wait and see.
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Tigerfan23290 months
This is rather surprising. Comon O you need to start making the right decisions and quickly.
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LSU Coyote90 months
O Canada
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JumpingTheShark90 months
Wahoo
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YellaPurp90 months
F No! Helfrich or bust
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The Cool No 990 months
I'd rather Helfrich.. someone who can light up the scoreboard
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Cadello90 months
This guy just had the most successful offense at Pitt. Who's team scored more?
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jayboy50490 months
The same dang offense that LSU destroyed a few years ago in that season opener.... yeah this offense will really work in the SEC smh
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jayboy50490 months
So I got down voted bc I didn't think Helfrich was a good hire for our offense??? And Mark Helfrich runs the same offense that our defense destroyed in the opening game against Oregon a few years ago??? Really.. Well ha d du dah smdh
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Thacian90 months
Didn't we run the pro style offense for years and was limiting our offense but yet we are interviewing an oc who runs the same crap that can did?
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theBru90 months
But we had a meddling HC who called all the wrong plays...nothing wrong with a pro style offense with some spread out receivers...not 2 tight ends and a flanker
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tigersells90 months
I agree with theBru, meddling HC.. I saw Les with the play sheet jackin up the NFL talent he had on that field
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Lexman190 months
Okay Omada! Sunshine coming at you! May take a couple of days though, as it's been raining here!
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Lexman190 months
Flynn and Mauck were mobile but not dual threat and I don't remember either of them running the option. Perriloux maybe, but he couldn't stay out of trouble.
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TigerBait112790 months
They both ran the option, and they were both dual threat. It literally means they had the ability to run the ball. You remember us running a QB draw with Mauck up a few scores against UF?
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TigerBait112790 months
LSU-VT highlights. The first 3 plays are options LINK
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TigerNlc90 months
You must have missed the 01 SEC championship.
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Omada90 months
Waiting for Lexman1 to pump sunshine my way as well in 3... 2...
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comalking90 months
I don't care what system is run, as long as the OC and players can actually run it.
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ParkSlopeTiger90 months
Coach O is just replicating our head coaching search where we put all our chips in one bucket and tailor our QB search towards Kiffin's system. And then it all blows up just like our redneck coach will in the coming years
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Lexman190 months
Oh no! The sky is falling! Go pull for Bama!
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Mulerider90 months
And you know this how? I would bet a solid $10 that the people in the LSU admin and football operations building know a heck of alot more about this than you do. It'll be fine. Just inhale deep and relax.
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xGeauxLSUx90 months
The fans are the ones who put all the chips in one bucket.
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Quidam6590 months
And if LSU falls in the tank next year, we already have the perfect song: "Blame Canada" (from the South Park movie)
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This needs to happen, maybe he can pick Myles Brennan up on the way in.
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