under new offensive coordinator Matt Canada. Canada was last seen guiding Pitt's offense to over 40 ppg. Interestingly enough, both Pitt and LSU averaged exactly 6.71 yards per play last season which ranked 13th nationally. The Tigers play host to BYU in Week 1. The total was played up from a Les Miles-esque 44.5 to 47.5.
“If you always go fast, they get used to that,” Canada said at a coaches clinic in the spring. “If you always go slow, they get used to that. So we change the tempo.”
“We’re just getting the ball off faster now,” Malone said. “Hopefully putting a lot more points up and getting the defense back on their heels. We’ve been doing it during scrimmages, and it’s been helping. Hopefully we can transition to a game.” [:END-QUOTE: