LSU didn’t get Lane Kiffin to run its offense, but the Tigers still landed a solid Power 5 offensive coordinator to do the job. According to multiple reports on Tuesday morning, LSU coach Ed Orgeron has tabbed Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Matt Canada to be the next Tigers play caller. And the financial details are already surfacing.
According to The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger, Canada will receive a three-year contract worth more than $1 million per season.
Matt Canada will receive a three-year contract from #LSU at more than $1 million per year.
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) December 14, 2016
It falls in line with the idea that Orgeron was given the green light to pay his assistant coaches well after being hired for the full-time coaching gig at the end of the regular season.
Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda became one of the nation’s top paid assistant coaches in the aftermath of the Orgeron hire, and the Tigers were rumored to be willing to approach $2 million per season to secure the services of Kiffin, who ultimately decided to take $950,000 per season to be the head coach at FAU.
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