With Lane Kiffin out, a new OC candidate has emerged for LSU
With multiple reports stating that Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin is heading to FAU to become a head coach, LSU may be left looking for another offensive coordinator.
Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron has not been shy about his desire to add Kiffin to his staff. But if he’s off the table, Orgeron will need to regroup quickly.
One name has already begun to pop up, and it’s someone who is a very interesting possibility. Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Matt Canada is reportedly meeting with Orgeron sometime in the next 24 hours.
#Pitt's Matt Canada, the only OC who was a finalist for Broyles Award, is expected to meet w/ #LSU tomorrow. Would be a huge get for Tigers
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 12, 2016
With Kiffin off table, Pitt's Matt Canada will meet with Orgeron in next 24 hrs about LSU job, person with knowledge tells @USATODAYsports
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) December 12, 2016
Aside from having a pretty cool name, Canada has a proven track record. With stops at Indiana, Wisconsin and Pittsburgh under his belt, Canada is familiar with life as a coordinator in the FBS.
He engineered a Top 10 offense at Pitt this season, when the Panthers averaged 42.3 points per game and nearly 450 yards of offense.
Can confirm as @RossDellenger reported yesterday Matt Canada is very much in play for LSU OC. Should have answer in 24-48 hours we’re told
— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) December 12, 2016
Louisiana sportsbooks are up and running. Residents in the state can now signup at one of the various sportsbook operators and begin betting on NFL, college football, NBA and more.