Former Indiana Assistant To Run Badger Offense

January 17, 2012

IU Football, UW Football

Former IU assistant Matt Canada is headed to the University of Wisconsin.

In need of a new offensive coordinator, Wisconsin turned to the most obvious place you can find a good football mind – a longtime Indiana assistant.

Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema named Matt Canada offensive coordinator and quarterback coach on Tuesday.

“Matt has a terrific history as an offensive coordinator and has excelled at developing quarterbacks throughout his career,” Bielema said. “I know he is very excited about running a pro-style offense and handling a game the way we typically have at Wisconsin. I think this is a great hire for us and I can’t wait for him to get to work with our coaches and players.”

The release, oddly, doesn’t stress Canada’s experience at Indiana. Instead, it focuses almost exclusively on his time at Northern Illinois, where he spent 1998-2003 and 2011. He coached at Indiana from 1992-95 and 2004-10.

Eleven years at Indiana. Seven years at Northern Illinois. Five paragraphs on Northern Illinois. Two paragraphs on the Hoosiers.

It’s like they think they’re embarrassed or something.

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