Former LSU coordinator reportedly leading candidate for Big Ten job AP Photo/Gerald Herbert
LSU offensive coordinator Matt Canada walks on the field before an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

LSU and former offensive coordinator Matt Canada were only together for a year before they “mutually agreed to part ways” in the first week of January. It appears that Canada will be just fine though as ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg is reporting that he is now the leading candidate for the same position at Maryland.

Maryland had Walt Bell at the position, but he left the school to join Willie Taggart’s staff at Florida State. So it looks like Maryland head coach D.J. Durkin is already moving on to his next offensive coordinator and he might be getting a guy with plenty of previous coaching stops in his past.

Canada has a ton of experience as he previously spent three seasons working as the offensive coordinator at NC State (2013-15), Wisconsin (2012), Northern Illinois (2011), Indiana (2007-10), Northern Illinois (2003) and Butler (1997), as well as several other stints as an offensive position coach.

The Tigers in 2017 ranked ninth in scoring offense (27.2 points per game), eighth in passing offense (193.9 yards per game) and seventh in total offense (411.1) among SEC teams. Meanwhile, the Terrapins were 11th in scoring (24.1), eighth in rushing offense (161.67 yards per game), 12th in passing offense (161.7) and 11th in total offense (323.3) among Big Ten teams. A lot of the offensive ineptitude can be blamed on going through the entire stable of quarterbacks though due to injuries.

[h/t The Advocate]

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