Matt Canada, the coach of the Steelers’ queerbacks for one season, was promoted to offensive coordinator. Canada replaces Randy Fichtner, who did not renew his contract at the end of the 2020 season.
Under Canada, Ben Rotlisberger made 399 of 608 passes for 3,803 yards, with 33 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, for a rating of 94.1. Steelers’ passing game ranked seventh in the AFC and 15th in the NFL.
The Steelers’ foul made a splash and pre-move at the start of the season, something Canada was known for in its coaching career.
Canada joined Steelers in 2020 from the college ranks, where he had two decades of experience as a quarterback coach and offensive coordinator and was a finalist for the 201
His college experience includes his offensive units, which set school records at numerous stops in his career, including Indiana, Northern Illinois, Wisconsin and Pittsburgh, as well as at the University of Maryland in 2018, when he was interim head coach.
Canada served as LSU’s quarterback offensive coordinator and coach in 2017, helping steer quarterback Danny Etling to a strong season, where he threw 16 touchdowns and just two interceptions until LSU finished the country’s No. 1 season. low speed.
Canada spent the 2016 season at the University of Pittsburgh as an offensive coordinator, and the Panthers averaged a record 42 points per game school. Pete led the nation in the touchdown percentage in the red zone (82%) and scored at least 28 points in all 12 games of the regular season, including a 43-42 victory over eventual national champion Clemson.
While at NC State (2013-15), he coached quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who threw 43 touchdowns and only 11 interceptions over a two-year period under his leadership. Wolkpack finished third at the ACC in scoring a crime in 2015 and scored the most points (41) in the regular season against Playoff College finalist Clemson.
Canada played a critical role in leading Wisconsin to the Big Ten Championships and Rose Bowl Harbor in 2012. The Dams finished 12th nationwide in fast crime and Monty Ball won the Doc Walker Award as the best victory in the country.
Prior to joining Wisconsin staff, Canada committed crimes in 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 crime, total offense and fast offense. Canada led a crime that scored a record 412 points at a school in Indiana in 2007, and three different quarterbacks ranked in the top three in one-season passing touchdowns, passing yards and completion rates.
In their first internship as an offensive coordinator in Northern Illinois in 2003, the Huskies climbed to number 12 in the AP poll. Canada has contributed to the development of the all-American runner Michael Turner.