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...