Reports: LSU to part ways with OC Matt Canada after Citrus Bowl
Rumors have swirled for months that LSU head coach Ed Orgeron and offensive coordinator Matt Canada form an unhappy football marriage. It appears a divorce is near.
Canada could be off of the LSU coaching staff following the Tigers’ Citrus Bowl date New Year’s Day with Notre Dame (9-3), as first reported Wednesday by Gannett’s Glenn Guilbeau.
In a follow up by Ross Dellenger at The Advocate, multiple sources have indicated LSU officials and Canada’s representatives have discussed terms of a potential settlement for the coordinator’s departure.
Canada signed a three-year contract last December for a college football best $1.5 million per season for an offensive coordinator. However, Orgeron requested changes in Canada’s offensive scheme in September ahead of LSU’s game with Troy. The resulting 24-21 upset loss on homecoming led to a meeting with LSU athletic director Joe Alleva, Orgeron, Canada and defensive coordinator Dave Aranda after which Orgeron said the coaches ended up “all on the same page.”
LSU (9-3) salvaged their season after the Troy loss by the relationship between Orgeron and Canada appears to be over.
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