New LSU offensive coordinator Matt Canada has a ringing endorsement from his former quarterback.
Pitt QB Nate Peterman played under Canada in 2016, showing vast improvement in just one season. Peterman told NOLA.com’s Jim Kleinpeter at the Senior Bowl that Canada helped him a lot in his development as a quarterback.
“Coach Canada’s a great offensive mind,” Peterman said. “Really creative, and taught me a lot conceptually about football. And I learned a lot from him.”
Peterman improved in nearly every category — including quarterback rating, passing yards, yards per attempt, passing touchdowns and interceptions — with Canada directing the Pitt offense last season.
LSU would love to see similar improvement in its quarterbacks after struggling to find a consistent, dependable passer over the past few seasons. Danny Etling and Brandon Harris are expected to compete for the starting job again this spring. LSU also has a couple of highly rated quarterback recruits in the 2017 class with 4-star Myles Brennan and 4-star Lowell Narcisse.
Peterman said Canada helped him learn how to be “creative” while not overextending himself and trying to do too much. He also said that combining Canada’s scheme with the talent at LSU will be “really good.”
Watch the full interview here:
National Signing Day is Feb. 1. LSU has commitments from 20 players, 11 of them on offense.