ATLANTA -- LSU coach Ed Orgeron said Monday that he erred in hiring Matt Canada as offensive coordinator following the 2016 season, saying that current coordinator Steve Ensminger was the right choice all along.
Canada spent only the 2017 season at LSU before mutually parting ways with the school. Orgeron promoted Ensminger, the team's tight-ends coach, to coordinator as Canada's replacement.
Asked at SEC media day about making offensive coordinator changes following his first seasons as coach at both LSU and Ole Miss -- Orgeron fired Noel Mazzone at Ole Miss after the 2005 season -- Orgeron said, "It's tough when you make a mistake, but it's even tougher not to admit you made a mistake and it's just not a good fit. I had to do the best what I thought for the LSU program, and that's why I did it."