Report: FBS school 'has spoken to' Maryland ex-interim Matt Canada about head coach opening
Matt Canada may be approaching a return to coaching at the FBS level.
The former offensive coordinator turned interim coach at Maryland is reportedly getting looked at by one school for a head coaching vacancy. According to Ross Dellenger with Sports Illustrated, that school is UNLV with the Rebels also speaking with LSU assistant Dave Aranda and Oregon assistant Marcus Arroyo.
Some news here in New York, per sources: #LSU’s Dave Aranda, mentioned already at Colorado State, is also in the mix at #UNLV. He’s the highest-paid assistant in the country and wants to be a head coach.
School has spoken to #Oregon OC Marcus Arroyo and Matt Canada.
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) December 10, 2019
The UNLV program is likely a tough sell to a number of coaches. The Rebels have not gone bowling since 2013. With just two bowls since 2000, the program is averaging a little over three wins a year since 2014.
It remains to be seen if Canada is interested in the job, but it is not surprising to see a school look into Canada after 2018. Canada originally arrived with the Terrapins to be the offensive coordinator under D.J. Durkin but was thrust into an interim role. He went on to lead the Terrapins to a 5-7 record during one of the most tumultuous seasons in school history.