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LSU hires Pittsburgh's Matt Canada as offensive coordinator
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LSU hires Pittsburgh's Matt Canada as offensive coordinator

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) LSU has hired Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Matt Canada away from the Panthers in hopes he can make the Tigers' run-heavy offense more dynamic and productive against some of the nation's better defenses.

Canada's unit at Pitt enjoyed a prolific season, averaging 42.3 points and 447.5 yards for Pitt, which went 8-4 this season and next meets Northwestern in the Pinstripe Bowl in Dec. 28.

Canada's offenses have been defined by balance, creativity and misdirection. Of Pitt's 5,370 total net yards of offense this season, 2,757 have come on the ground and 2,613 through the air.

The 44-year-old Canada, who has worked as a college coach for more than two decades, has also held offensive coordinator positions with Indiana, Northern Illinois, Wisconsin and North Carolina State.

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