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NC State names Canada as new offensive coordinator

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(Writer’s note: the coach, not the country)

Earlier today we noted that new North Carolina State head coach Dave Doeren had hired his coordinator on the defensive side of the ball.  A short time later, it’s the other side getting the coordinating attention.

Doeren announced Saturday afternoon that Matt Canada has joined his first Wolfpack coaching staff as offensive coordinator.  Canada comes to NCSU after spending one season in the same position at Wisconsin, as well as with a previous working relationship with Doeren.

“Matt Canada has one of the most creative offensive minds in the country and he does a great job of utilizing strengths and hiding weaknesses,” said Doeren.  “I had the privilege to work with Matt when he was on the staff of our first conference championship team at Northern Illinois and to coach against him when he was the offensive coordinator at Indiana.

“Matt has had to run his offense with different personnel and has been successful each time.  He will make the transition much easier for me.  He’s not only a tremendous quarterback coach who has developed quarterbacks into NFL players, but he has also developed the run game, as evidenced by Wisconsin’s success rushing the ball this season.”

Canada worked for one season as Doeren’s coordinator at Northern Illinois in 2011.  Prior to that, he spent seven seasons as Indiana’s quarterbacks coach.

“I am grateful to Dave for the opportunity to join him at NC State,” said Canada.  “It’s a special place and I think the future is bright for the program.  I am excited to meet and begin working with our players.”

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5 Responses to “NC State names Canada as new offensive coordinator”
  1. beedubyatoo says: Dec 15, 2012 2:11 PM

    “It’s a special place and I think the future is bright for the program. I am excited to meet and begin working with our players.”
    Same thing he said about UW ledss than a year ago. Only he said it was a “destination” job.

    If he’s successful , he’ll be saying the same thing in a year or 2 about the next job that pays him more.

  2. pemory says: Dec 15, 2012 2:28 PM

    Uhhh, the only graphic you have is a map of Canada???

  3. houndofthebaskervols says: Dec 15, 2012 3:37 PM

    Bravo JT, thats hilarious.

    Doeren is putting together a fine staff. He’s the next Urban Meyer IMO.

  4. madtownthrowdown says: Dec 15, 2012 5:35 PM

    Another one bites the dust.

  5. tg1896 says: Dec 16, 2012 7:36 AM

    Looks like a good hire for the Wolfpack.

    If he does well, he’ll be gone in a year or two. Teams jumping conferences, coaches jumping teams, conferences folding…….welcome to NCAA football in 2012.

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