Steelers hire Matt Canada as quarterbacks coach

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The Steelers didn’t have a quarterbacks coach last year, or any stability at quarterback.

They’re hoping for both in 2020, but they have at least hired a coach.

The team announced that Matt Canada has been hired as the new quarterbacks coach. They haven’t had anyone in that role since Randy Fichtner took over as offensive coordinator in 2018.

Canada has a lengthy college resume, and was most recently at Maryland. He’s also coached at LSU, N.C. State, Pitt, and Wisconsin in recent years.

The Steelers struggled, as one might expect, after Ben Roethlisberger was lost for the season to an elbow injury, getting moments of competence from Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges but not enough to sustain a playoff push.

16 responses to “Steelers hire Matt Canada as quarterbacks coach

  1. I’m actually surprised Canada hasn’t gotten more NFL opportunities. He was the OC for one of the highest scoring games in NCAA history (Pitt v Syracuse 2017) and was calling plays when Pitt put up a bunch of points to upset Clemson.

  2. Is Ben coming back and how will he play if he does? Seems like they need a good draft or a new starter to me.

  3. Matt Canada runs a bizarre offense that consists of endless motions and jets sweeps, to the point that its almost a triple option. He was running it at Lsu, with Danny Ettling and Darrius Guice at the helm. You’d see a confused nauseous look on Ed Orgerons face as he watched him run that offense. Canada was sent packing after one season.

  4. How does a team have a TE coach, a CB’s coach, a kicking coach, and NOT a QB coach? Especially when the head coach is not even an offensive coach.

  5. PrincePaul says:
    January 15, 2020 at 1:52 pm
    How does a team have a TE coach, a CB’s coach, a kicking coach, and NOT a QB coach? Especially when the head coach is not even an offensive coach.
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    The answer to that question is probably that Ben probably thought that he didn’t need a QB coach

  6. At LSU his system was bizarre and he got a reputation of not being able to get along. Guy doesn’t seem to stay anywhere very long. Wonder why??

  7. VisionTim says:
    January 15, 2020 at 1:29 pm
    Is Ben coming back and how will he play if he does? Seems like they need a good draft or a new starter to me.

    The Steelers are in desperate need of speed at the RB and WR positions and of a pass catching TE. They don’t have a 1st Round pick but they need the best at those positions available in Rounds 2-4.

  8. whodatalien says:
    January 15, 2020 at 1:34 pm
    Matt Canada runs a bizarre offense that consists of endless motions and jets sweeps, to the point that its almost a triple option. He was running it at Lsu, with Danny Ettling and Darrius Guice at the helm. You’d see a confused nauseous look on Ed Orgerons face as he watched him run that offense. Canada was sent packing after one season.

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    Good thing he’s not being asked to run an offense.

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