Pittsburgh Steelers Announce Major Coaching Change
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced a major coaching change this week.
Over the past two seasons offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner has served as both Pittsburgh’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
On Wednesday, that changed.
Following the team’s issues last year, head coach Mike Tomlin has decided to go in a new direction. As a result, the organization announced today that it was hiring Matt Canada to serve as the new quarterbacks coach.
Canada previously served as Maryland’s offensive coordinator and interim head coach in 2018.
Prior to working with the Terrapins, Canada worked at LSU, Pitt, North Carolina State, Wisconsin, Northern Illinois, Butler and Indiana.
Over the course of his career he has spent time as an offensive coordinator or quarterbacks coach at eight different programs.
The #Steelers have hired Matt Canada as their QB coach. Several NFL Clubs have consulted Canada over the past year or so, including this season, about incorporating his offensive concepts. Pittsburgh decides to just hire the former #LSU and Maryland OC.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 15, 2020
Although this will technically be the first time Canada is working at the pro level, he has always been widely respected in NFL circles. His spending his entire career in college was far more the byproduct of personal choice than anything else.
It remains to be seen what impact Canada ultimately has on the Steelers’ offense. Above all else his initial success or failure will likely be dependent on how healthy quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is upon his return.