Matt Canada is set to make $1.5 million as LSU offensive coordinator. Combined with defensive coordinator Dave Aranda, and Ed Orgeron's top lieutenants will reportedly make a combined $3.3 million.
One of the advantages to LSU promoting Ed Orgeron to full-time coach is that he comes at a lower price tag than some of the high-profile options the Tigers may have had. That doesn't mean that the school is skimping on coach salaries however. According to a report by The Advocate, Canada, most recently the coordinator at Pitt, will be bringing in $1.5 million this season.
LSU offensive coordinator Matt Canada is set to make $1.5 million per year as part of a three-year contract that he and the school agreed upon, according to documents obtained by The Advocate.
Canada’s contract with the school will run through the 2019 season, ending in March 2020. It pays him a base salary of $500,000, with $1 million more coming from media rights compensation and other sources.
Canada signed a memorandum of agreement Dec. 14, the date he was hired. A copy of the agreement was obtained by The Advocate through a public records request.
Last year, Aranda and now-former LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron combined to make just over $2.5 million, per USA Today's coaching salary database, which was tied with fellow SEC West programs Alabama and Texas A&M at the top of college football. As The Advocate report points out, barring a huge surge at one of the other top schools in assistant salary, LSU is likely to have the highest combined salaries for its coordinators in college football history.