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    Steelers hire QB Coach

    Matt Canada. Pretty sharp offensive mind. Has been frequently hired by many NFL clubs in consultive roles. Good hire.





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    Matt Canada named as Steelers' new QB coach

    Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020

    Canada named QB coach

    Teresa Varley
    STEELERS.COM

    When the 2019 season ended, Coach Mike Tomlin was specifically asked about changes to his coaching staff and if he would bring in a quarterbacks' coach. He said it was something he wasn't opposed to.

    The team hasn't had a separate quarterbacks' coach since Randy Fichtner took over as offensive coordinator in 2018 and assumed both duties.

    That changed today when Matt Canada was announced as the team's new quarterbacks' coach.

    Canada comes to the Steelers from the college ranks where he has two decades of experience as a quarterbacks' coach and offensive coordinator and was a finalist for the Broyles Award in 2016, an honor given to the top assistant coach in college football.

    He brings a good track record with him as his offensive units set school records at multiple stops in his career, including Indiana, Northern Illinois, Wisconsin and Pittsburgh, as well as at the University of Maryland in 2018 when he was the interim head coach.

    Canada served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks' coach at LSU in 2017, helping o guide quarterback Danny Etling to a strong season where he threw 16 touchdowns and only two interceptions, while LSU finished the season ranked No. 1 in he country for fewest turnovers.

    Canada spent the 2016 season at the University of Pittsburgh as offensive coordinator, and the Panthers averaged a school-record 42 points per game. Pitt led the nation in red-zone touchdown percentage (82%) and scored at least 28 points in all 12 regular season games, including a 43-42 victory at eventual national champion Clemson.

    While he was at NC State (2013-15) he coached current Indianapolis Colts' starting quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who threw 43 touchdowns and only 11 interceptions over a two-year period under his guidance. The Wolkpack finished third in the ACC in scoring offense in 2015 and scored the most points (41) in the regular season against College Football Playoff finalist Clemson.

    Canada served a critical role in leading Wisconsin to a Big Ten Championship and Rose Bowl berth in 2012. The Badgers finished No. 12 nationally in rushing offense and Montee Ball won the Doak Walker Award as the nation's top running back.

    Prior to joining the Wisconsin staff, Canada led offenses at both Northern Illinois (2003, 2011) and Indiana (2007-10). In 2011, the Huskies won the MAC championship and finished in the top 12 nationally in scoring offense, total offense and rushing offense. Canada guided an offense that scored a school-record 412 points in 2007, and three different quarterbacks each ranked among the top three in single-season passing touchdowns, passing yards and completion percentage.

    In his first stint as the Northern Illinois offensive coordinator in 2003, the Huskies climbed as high as No. 12 in the AP poll. Canada was instrumental in the development of All-American running back Michael Turner.

    https://www.steelers.com/news/canada-named-qb-coach


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    Quote Originally Posted by steelerkeylargo View Post
    Matt Canada. Pretty sharp offensive mind. Has been frequently hired by many NFL clubs in consultive roles. Good hire.
    I concur; I looked up his track record and he seems to know what he's doing. Excited to see what he can do with Rudolph and maybe..we add a new QB as well?
    From the 2010-2019 season, (A 9 year period that the majority of Cowher's players & coaches had left) Mike Tomlin has only won 3 playoff games. And two of those wins were against back up Quarterbacks.

    WE WILL NOT WIN ANOTHER SUPER BOWL WITH MIKE TOMLIN AS OUR HEAD COACH. So why delay the inevitable?

    Dolphin fans in the 90ís who wanted to hold on to Don Shula for what he did in the 70ís...

    Are the same as Steeler fans (of 2020 ) holding on to Tomlin for what he did in 2008.

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    Sounds like the guy was pretty good but weird that he didnt have a job.
    Wont know if this is good or bad hire for awhile
    In the last decade, 25% of the league has won a super bowl(the Steelers aren't one of them) and 25% have as many or more playoff wins as the Steelers.

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    Can he play center?

    Sounds like a great move for now and the futue. 1) For development of Rudolf. 2) He has knowlege of being an OC, read that he loves motion, hopefully he can show Fitchner how that works. 3) We are preparing for life with out Ben and Fitchner.
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    ďIím so tired of LeíVeon," DeCastro told reporters (h/t ESPN's Jeremy Fowler ([url]https://twitter.com/JFowlerESPN/status/1038909446146203649[/url])) after Sunday's game. "Iím so tired of it. Letís just worry about the guys in here. I know you guys have stories to write and what not. I love LeíVeon, but we gotta worry about the guys in here. Theyíre the only people that matter to me."



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    At Pitt they averaged 42 points one year under him, scored at least 28 points in every single game, and knocked off Clemson for their only loss in a FBS championship season.

    In addition, he was a finalist while at Pitt in 2017 for the Broyles Award - best assistant coach in college football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    Sounds like the guy was pretty good but weird that he didnt have a job.
    Wont know if this is good or bad hire for awhile
    I concur; I looked up his track record and he seems to know what he's doing. Excited to see what he can do with Rudolph and maybe..we add a new QB as well?
    From the 2010-2019 season, (A 9 year period that the majority of Cowher's players & coaches had left) Mike Tomlin has only won 3 playoff games. And two of those wins were against back up Quarterbacks.

    WE WILL NOT WIN ANOTHER SUPER BOWL WITH MIKE TOMLIN AS OUR HEAD COACH. So why delay the inevitable?

    Dolphin fans in the 90ís who wanted to hold on to Don Shula for what he did in the 70ís...

    Are the same as Steeler fans (of 2020 ) holding on to Tomlin for what he did in 2008.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    At Pitt they averaged 42 points one year under him, scored at least 28 points in every single game, and knocked off Clemson for their only loss in a FBS championship season.

    In addition, he was a finalist while at Pitt in 2017 for the Broyles Award - best assistant coach in college football.
    That PITT offense was special that year.

    Made me believe Peterman would be a sleeper in the pro’s.
    Tomlinís coming back so what can you do?


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