Matt Canada is coming to LSU, looking to lead the Tigers’ offense to success in the new Ed Orgeron era.
But LSU wasn’t the only school with an open offensive coordinator position, as coaches around the country are trying to figure out where they’ll be coaching in 2017.
According to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman, Canada had his share of offers to serve as offensive coordinator, the position he held at Pittsburgh this season. In fact, Feldman tweeted that Canada turned down three other offers from “Power 5” schools in the last 48 hours, before his move to the Tigers became official Wednesday morning.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 14, 2016
So, which schools could have potentially been trying to lure Canada away from LSU?
Well, Alabama now has an offensive coordinator opening after Lane Kiffin was named the head coach at Florida Atlantic. It’s a fresh move, but perhaps the Crimson Tide were looking to make a quick replacement.
Ole Miss, Texas and Oregon are among the other “Power 5” schools that currently have openings at offensive coordinator.
But in the end, it won’t matter which other schools offered Canada a job, as he chose LSU in the end.
However, Canada won’t be joining his new school quite yet. According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, Canada will coach Pittsburgh in the Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 28.
New LSU OC Matt Canada will remain with Pitt through Pinstripe Bowl vs. Northwestern
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) December 14, 2016