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Former Pitt offensive coordinator Matt Canada hired by Steelers

In Matt Canada’s one season overseeing the Pitt offense, the Panthers set a school record by averaging 42 points per game.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 16, 2020

Matt Canada, who orchestrated one of the most prolific offenses in Pitt football history during his lone season in 2016, was hired as the Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterbacks coach Wednesday morning.

Watson’s west coast approach works for the Panthers

Redshirt senior wide receiver Rafael Araujo-Lopes scored two receiving touchdowns during Pitt’s season opener against Albany. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 4, 2018

The real MVP of Saturday's game was offensive coordinator Shawn Watson, who brought balance and consistency to the Pitt offense.

Panthers hire Shawn Watson as new offensive coordinator

Head Coach Pat Narduzzi has had to replace two offensive coordinators in his short time at Pitt, as Jim Chaney‎ and Matt Canada both left after just one year. Theo Schwarz | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

February 2, 2017

After introducing the 26 members of the Pitt football team’s 2017 recruiting class Wednesday, the Panthers revealed the man who will be running the team’s offense in the upcoming season just one day later. Head coach Pat Narduzzi announced Shawn Watson as the team’s offensive coordinator and quart...

COLUMN: Don’t cry over Canada

Matt Canada left Pitt after one season to take over as offensive coordinator at LSU. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

January 19, 2017

It’s been three weeks since the Pitt football team’s season came to an end with a 31-24 loss to Northwestern in the Pinstripe Bowl, and there’s still no sign of who will be running the offense next year. But there’s no need to panic. As the mastermind behind the 2016 team’s record-setti...

Pitt offensive coordinator Matt Canada leaving for LSU after season

Offensive coordinator Matt Canada is leaving Pitt after one season to take the same job at LSU. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

December 14, 2016

Pitt offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Matt Canada is leaving the team after one season to take the same job at LSU. It is the second year in a row the Panthers’ offensive coordinator will be departing after his first season to accept the same position at another school. Last year, Jim C...

Sostek Selects: Pitt football 2016 midseason awards

Quadree Henderson is the only player in college football with multiple kick return touchdowns in 2016. Meghan Sunners | Senior Staff Photographer

By Dan Sostek | Senior Staff Writer

October 19, 2016

The Pitt football team entered its bye week on the strength of three straight wins but will face a gauntlet of a three-game stretch coming out of the break. With a 5-2 overall record and 2-1 record in ACC play at the midway point of the season, the Panthers are in position for a run at the division ...

O, Canada: Matt Canada’s coaching journey

Matt Canada enters his first year as Pitt's offensive coordinator in 2016.  Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

April 20, 2016

It was 5:30 in the morning in 1996. Instead of sleeping, a then 23-year-old Matt Canada was hanging a banner for the Indianapolis 500 on a bridge on 16th Street in the city. He was serving as Butler University’s quarterbacks and wide receivers coach at the time, sometimes doing odd-jobs to supple...

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