The Matt Canada experiment is officially over at LSU after just one season. LSU and Canada, the school's offensive coordinator in 2017, have agreed to part way, the school said in a release Friday (Jan. 5). "I want to thank Matt for his contribution here at LSU and wish him and his family the best," LSU coach Ed Orgeron said in the press release. "We have mutually agreed to part ways and go in a different direction offensively but are always grateful for the time and effort Matt made here at LSU." Orgeron also said in the press release that "as the head coach, you have to make tough decisions. I chose to go in a different direction in order to get where I believe we need to be as a program." According to Canada's contract, he was owed $3.25 million if LSU fired him without cause. The two sides were negotiating a lower buyout payment and financial terms were not disclosed.