Canada has two years, worth a total of $3 million, remaining on his contract. Per the report, "the relationship between Orgeron and Canada can not continue as is".
LSU with Ensminger calling plays for the final eight games last season averaged more yards per game (464.8 to 412.1) and yards per play (7.1 to 6.3) than Canada did through 12 regular season games. Miles hired Cam Cameron in 2013 after two seasons with Studrawa in charge, and Cameron left when Miles was sacked last September. It was hugely successful at Pitt, but Orgeron evidently never quite took to it. The rift between Canada and head coach Ed Orgeron, brought to light when Orgeron "stepped in" to restrict Canada's offense in LSU's loss to Troy earlier this season, has grown large enough to make the two parties feel the need to part, despite significant financial sacrifices both would be forced to make.More news: Source code of Apple's first computer LISA to be revived
Both the Daily Advertiser and Advocate are reporting that there has been friction between Orgeron and Canada dating back to the loss to Troy on September 30. There was little pre-snap motion in the first half against Troy. That led to a meeting between Orgeron, Canada, defensive coordinator Dave Aranda and athletic director Joe Alleva. Canada's offense was right in the middle of the pack nationally on third downs, converting 40 percent to rank 64th in the country, and it struggled in the red zone, scoring just 73 percent of the time, 101st among FBS teams.
Orgeron and Ensminger, a Baton Rouge native and an LSU quarterback from 1976-79, have been friends since 1985 at McNeese State when Orgeron was a graduate assistant and Ensminger was in his first job as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.More news: Dimensional Fund Advisors LP Buys 210807 Shares of BB&T Co. (BBT)
Orgeron referenced Ensminger as a possible replacement after the A&M game and regularly praised his recruiting efforts during the early signing period last week. He has been LSU's tight ends coach since 2010. According to sources, Canada will not be retained as Tigers offensive coordinator following the Citrus Bowl game against Notre Dame on Monday.More news: Princeton Alpha Management LP Takes Position in MGIC Investment Corp. (MTG)