Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
Former LSU safety Ryan Clark had some interesting criticism of Matt Canada's offense during ESPN Radio on Tuesday.

Clark suggested that Canada's offense is meant for "inferior talent so it can go to Clemson and win a game," like what Pitt did last year against the eventual National Champions.


Clark isn't the only former player to take shots at LSU's offense as Booger McFarland said Sunday that Canada looks lost on offense.
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Canada is one dumb frick.
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This offense is easy to defend. Send pressure up the middle, set the edge and play bump and run on the outside, so the shifts and motions are pretty much useless. Defenses aren't confused by his offense anymore, his tape is out. So what I get from Ryan is at what point does lsu with all theses great athletes, just line up and dominate. Lsu advantage this year is receiver. Unless these receivers are doubled, their always open. At 6'6, 6'4, and 6'3 with speed there's an automatic physical advantage. There's absolutely no reason why lsu can't go with Chark, Davis, and Sullivan with moreau or pettigrew with guice and Williams and run uptempo. Other than byu, Etling had looked his best in the 2 minute offense. He could fine the open guy easily, wasn't pressured just to throw on third down,and it gave different him different routes to throw.
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Pro style offense is dead wont work in the SEC just ask Edwin Leslie Miles
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Edwin Leslie Miles was not running a pro style offense at LSU. I can't say what it was he was running but it sure as hell wasn't modern day pro style.
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LSU talent cannot run it though
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What he meant to say was "Matt Canada's offense is for superior brains"...clearly we have none of those.
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Are you serious? Yeah, that's the problem. Canada came in with some complex offense that would be untouchable if he didn't have so many stupid players. I guess the players at Pittsburgh was so much smarter. You can only rotate the tackles and guards from left to right so many times until defenses will realize it's all for show. Ryan Clark is absolutely right. His game is to create looks to confuse the defense. Why was everyone excited about him? Because Pittsburgh beat Clemson 43-42. Big deal. Pitt finished the season 8-5 and got beat by Northwestern in the bowl game 31-24. His offense is for SOFT teams and he has made LSU SOFT.
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What he is saying is: LSU's talent is inferior...it can't run the old offense any longer...we need the trickeration to gain an advantage (even) on Troy....
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Robby. Robby. Robby. Reread that again please.
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Well Clemson beat Bama this decade
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Dumbest hot take ever. There isn't an offense anywhere that works worse with better talent.
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This is really not a brain teaser fellas When you have a strong O line, fast powerful running backs, and tight ends that know how to block you run the ball down their throats until the opponent can stop you. When you have a smaller line, great receivers, and an accurate fast QB you run an air raid with five and dime gain offense like Texas Tech When you have neither you try more misdirection, varied cadence, and specialty plays to gain advantage on your opponent like Boise. You play to your strengths and against your opponents weaknesses. The amount of motion, varied sets and formations, misdirection Canada uses is typically seen by teams with inferior talent to gain an advantage. That does not mean it wont work with more talented players but those plays do usually require more cerebral capabilities.
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Truth..... LSU doesn’t even come close to having the talent Canada may need to succeed on offense... you step on a pile of ants and what do they do... same scenario....
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Doesn't have the talent? PITT beat the NCG champ last year. Name 3 players from PITT last year who start over our players? If you do you're reaching.
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I'm not prepared to say that however insisted on D. Etling is suicide for LSU. Mister Brennan was not the only QB to throw a (game finishing) interception late in the 4rth quarter.
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good grief, there was barely any time left and we were deep in our territory. Etling had to try SOMETHING. I don't blame him one bit for that last interception.
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Etling 62 of 102 for a 60.8% completion rate 921 yds 9.0 YPA 5 Tds 1 Int 150.8 Rating Brennan 10 of 18 for a 55.6% completion rate 160 yds 8.9 YPA 1 TD 2 Int 126.3 rating That Int by Etling was on his 102nd pass of the season. Brennan has thrown 2 in 18 attempts. Almost undoubtedly, Brennan will be the better quarterback in the long run, but there is no reason right now to force the issue. Etling is doing a pretty good job.
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That's a dumb comment Ryan.
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I thought all of his motion was to create a matchup favorable to our offense. The only thing we seem to do is motion a guy back and forth, only to run the same play: A trap running play that gets blown up in the backfield.
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It's all a grand ploy to setup a masterful offensive gameplan to beat Bama... /sarcasm
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Clark suggested that Canada's offense is meant for "inferior talent so it can go to Clemson and win a game," like what Pitt did last year against the eventual National Champions. WTF? Someone is going to have to help me with this one.
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i hear you, his comment does not make much sense
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He means it's a cerebral offense.
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Well, we should fare well against Bama, then. We must not have inferior talent to MSU.
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BINGO... we have a winner
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Just because they dress these ex players up and put them on TV doesn't mean they always know what they're talking about. This is a prime example.
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I'll take RC words over yours any day
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Most former players don’t make good announcers. Ryan is actually pretty decent, but he’s a little off on this one.
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Ryan was one of the voices last year about how great O was and how he deserved the job and blah blah blah...No thanks on your opinion again Mr. Clark !
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he wants to be hc. he'll criticize anybody now.
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did he say anything about O?
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“He makes feel apart of the program” Remember that nonsense
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Sounds like a perfect match for our stain offense
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I thought the new mantra was that we have no talent.
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WINNER
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It's ok buddy good try! O appreciates the gesture it just didn't make any sense! You might can be a secondary coach for him at his next stop though. Sclsu with farmer Fran.
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I agree, all the motion and shifts is meant to trick the defense. When you have good talent just line up and make it happen. offense was way better last year with doing that, just look at the numbers.
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