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9-4, 3rd in SEC - West
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12hAdam Rittenberg

Terps hire ex-LSU OC Canada, promote Beatty

Matt Canada, who recently was let go by LSU, has been named Maryland's new offensive coordinator, the school announced Tuesday. In addition, Terrapins associate head coach/wide receivers coach Chris Beatty has been promoted to co-offensive coordinator.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

SOURCES: Maryland has hired Matt Canada as offensive coordinator. Canada is on campus today and currently in the football building. He has agreed to a multiyear contract with the school. LSU and Canada parted ways earlier this month. As part of a separation agreement, LSU will pay Canada $1.7 million of the $3.3 million left on his contract.

Key ready to get after NFL QBs (0:41)
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20hTom VanHaaren

Most improved players from 2016 recruiting class

Adjusting to college can be difficult, but here are a handful of players whose performances grew by leaps and bounds in their second year on campus.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

SOURCES: Matt Canada has emerged as the leading candidate to become Maryland's offensive coordinator, and a deal could be finalized soon. Canada and LSU parted ways earlier this month after he spent just one season with the Tigers (despite a three-year contract). Canada was OC at Pitt in 2016 and has held the role at NC State and Wisconsin, among other stops.

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PSU's Apke wins Collegiate Bowl MVP honors

Penn State linebacker Troy Apke snagged a key interception and took home game MVP honors in the National team's 23-0 win over the American team in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

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8dAdam Rittenberg

Winners and losers from NFL draft early entries

With potential first-round defensive linemen Christian Wilkins and Clelin Ferrell returning to school, Clemson is the clear winner of the early entry period. How did other contenders fare?

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Ensminger named LSU's OC, replacing Canada

LSU tight ends coach Steve Ensminger has been promoted to offensive coordinator, replacing Matt Canada, who was bought out of his deal just one year into his tenure.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

It has been a news-filled afternoon for LSU, as Steve Ensminger is promoted to offensive coordinator and running back Derrius Guice declares for the NFL draft. ESPN's Mel Kiper projects Guice, an All-SEC selection in each of the past two seasons, as the No. 3 draft-eligible running back for 2018.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 300 defensive back Kelvin Joseph has committed to LSU. Joseph is the No. 35 ranked prospect overall and is now the second highest ranked commit in the class behind No. 10 ranked Terrace Marshall.

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LSU officially parts ways with OC Canada

Matt Canada is out as LSU's offensive coordinator after one season. The move had been expected since before the Tigers' Jan.1 loss to Notre Dame at the Citrus Bowl.

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20dTom VanHaaren

These top recruits will be instant-impact freshmen

Some teams, such as Florida, are in desperate need of a QB, and in steps ESPN 300 Emory Jones, while playoff contenders such as Georgia and Clemson have stars to replace. These freshmen should help.

Golic calls LSU assistant coach salary 'amazing' (1:05)
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20dAdam Rittenberg

Source: LSU to pay DC Aranda $2.5M per year

LSU and defensive coordinator Dave Aranda have agreed to a new four-year deal that will pay the assistant $2.5 million annually, according to a source.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Dave Aranda received a 4-year contract at $2.5 million annually to remain LSU's defensive coordinator, according to a source. All guaranteed. Just a monster deal for the nation's highest-paid assistant coach.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

SOURCES: Dave Aranda is remaining at LSU after Texas A&M made a push to hire him as its defensive coordinator. Aranda is the nation's highest-paid assistant and just completed his second year as Tigers defensive coordinator.

Notre Dame holds on to beat LSU in Citrus Bowl (2:23)

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