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An empty canvas forces Maryland's Matt Canada to draw up plays more effectively

An empty canvas forces Maryland's Matt Canada to draw up plays more effectively

Matt Canada came to Maryland last January with both a reputation for being an offensive guru and a coaching vagabond, having worked at six schools in the previous eight years.

While Canada seemed to have a short shelf life at several stops, including a one-season stay at LSU and Wisconsin, his ability to call plays was rarely questioned.

Which made Maryland’s 35-14 loss to 15-point underdog Temple in the home opener last week more than a bit perplexing to Canada, the team’s interim coach and offensive coordinator.

The Terps produced no offensive touchdowns and a total of 195 yards, the third-fewest for a Canada-coached offense in his career. It left the 46-year-old...

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