LSU down to 4 candidates for its vacant offensive coordinator position
The LSU offensive coordinator position in some regards has been an even more fascinating follow than some of the vacant head coaching positions.
When taking over the job in a full-time capacity, head coach Ed Orgeron vowed to bring more of a fast-paced, explosive offensive scheme to Baton Rouge.
The search primarily has focused around Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin — although Steve Sarkisian has also been mentioned as a possibility. Both worked with Orgeron for years at USC.
According to a report from The Advocate, LSU’s focus for the vacancy is now centered around four candidates: Sarkisian, Kiffin, former Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich, and current Pitt offensive coordinator Matt Canada.
Kiffin is the unquestioned top target for the Tigers. However, it appears as if Canada may be No. 2 in line — should Kiffin get a head coaching job elsewhere.
Pitt currently ranks No. 42 nationally in total offense. The Panthers average 42.3 points per game — and are multiple from the standpoint they accrue almost as many passing yards (217.8) as they do rushing yards (229.8) per game.