LSU Confirms It's Parting Ways With Matt Canada

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The future for the LSU Tiger offense does not lie in Canada.

Matt Canada, that is.

The football team confirmed Friday night they will part ways with the now-former offensive coordinator after just one season. Rumors of Canada's departure flared up before the Citrus Bowl amid reports of a falling out with LSU head coach Ed Orgeron.

"As the head coach, you have to make tough decisions,” Orgeron said. “I chose to go in a different direction in order to get where I believe we need to be as a program.”

According to a story on, Orgeron felt the offense did not measure up to the Tigers' standards.

Orgeron will begin the search for Canada's replacement immediately. “We will identify a coach with a wealth of experience who is totally committed to the vision of the program and has the drive to do whatever it takes to see it through.”

The search may not take very long as Orgeron has said he would consider assistant coach Steve Ensminger for the job. Ensminger served as interim offensive coordinator during the 2016 season after LSU dismissed Les Miles and Cam Cameron.

The agreement between LSU and Canada to move on was "mutual", according to the athletic department. The Advocate reports that Canada agreed to take half of the $3.3 million he was owed as a parting gift.

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