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After a quick search, Maryland hires Matt Canada as offensive coordinator

After a quick search, Maryland hires Matt Canada as offensive coordinator

The football coaching merry-go-round that has taken Matt Canada to seven schools in the past nine years stopped at Maryland on Tuesday.

Canada, 46, who as a first-time offensive coordinator at Northern Illinois in 2003 helped contribute to a season-opening upset of the Terps, was named to the same position in College Park.

Canada replaces Walt Bell, who left last week after two seasons under DJ Durkin to become the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Florida State.

“Matt has a unique ability to utilize any and all types of personnel, and still produce extremely explosive offenses,” Durkin said in a statement. “He’s a very versatile coach that has experience...

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