Players huddle and wait for the snap in Maryland's Spring Football Game. Sarah Sopher/The Left Bench

Maryland hires Matt Canada as new offensive coordinator

The search for Maryland football’s new offensive coordinator is over as the Terps have hired former LSU offensive coordinator Matt Canada, according to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg.

Canada only spent one season at LSU and he and the school decided mutually to part ways after LSU’s loss to Notre Dame in the Citrus Bowl. There were reports of disagreements between Canada and head coach Ed Orgeron. Canada had a pretty dull season with the Tigers, coaching them to the nation’s 42nd-ranked offense.

Before his one-year stint at LSU, Canada also served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Indiana, Northern Illinois, Wisconsin, NC State, and Pitt.

Canada played an important part in leading Northern Illinois to the MAC Championship in 2011 and he also coached Wisconsin the Big Ten Championship game in 2012 as offensive coordinator.

During his time at Pitt he was a finalist for the Broyles Award during the 2016 season, given to the nation’s top assistant.

Canada is inheriting an offense that is expecting quarterbacks Tyrell Pigrome and Kasim Hill back from injury along with returning skill players like Anthony McFarland, DJ Turner, Ty Johnson and Lorenzo Harrison.