Ever since November of last year, the LSU football program has been on a wild rollercoaster ride.

Ever since November of last year, the LSU football program has been on a wild rollercoaster ride.

When Ed Orgeron was named the permanent head coach a few weeks ago, it was hoped that the drama would cease, but that just wouldn’t be LSU. Would it?

Jimbo Fisher and Tom Herman rumors swirled ever since Les Miles was fired back in September. Orgeron tried everything he could to boost his resume and keep the job, but home losses to Alabama and Florida looked to be the straw that broke the camel’s back.

Come Thanksgiving night, there were reports surfacing that Herman was on his way to Baton Rouge, but then, some funny things happened: LSU won convincingly and Texas fired Charlie Strong.

That gave way to Texas going hard after Herman. After playing footsie with the Tigers, he made it clear that his heart was with the Longhorns.

As a result, the LSU brass decided to give the job to Orgeron.

Orgeron made it clear in his introductory press conference that he wanted to assemble the best coaching staff in America.

He got off to a great start as he convinced first-year defensive coordinator Dave Aranda to stay put. LSU just gave him a $600,000 pay raise that made him the highest paid coordinator in America.

However, Orgeron’s second move proved to be tricky.

His eyes were squarely set on Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin—a guy Orgeron coached with for years at USC.

Kiffin has brought Alabama’s offense into the 21st century and turned it into a spread attack. They’ve reaped the benefits the past few years—using the offensive boost to make three straight playoff appearances.

But that apparent Plan A fell through for LSU on Monday.

Kiffin interviewed for the vacant Houston head coaching job last week, and many thought he was the favorite. Though, the Cougars ultimately decided to hire in-house, handing the keys over to offensive coordinator Major Applewhite.

Willie Taggart left South Florida to take the vacant head coaching job at Oregon, but his old job in Tampa was quickly scooped up by Charlie Strong.

It all looked to set up perfectly for LSU, but that’s when Kiffin threw everyone a curve ball.

Showing just how desperate he is to become a head coach, Kiffin decided to become the new head coach at Florida Atlantic.

So, it was back to the drawing board for the Tigers.

Big picture, it’s probably a good thing Kiffin won’t be the next Tiger offensive coordinator.

His burning desire to be a head coach again would have translated into a short stay in Baton Rouge. There is a very good possibility that by this time next year, he would be making his exit.

There were a few names that kept popping up while the Tigers awaited the fate of Kiffin.

There was the former Washington and USC head coach Steve Sarkisian, but Sarkisian comes with a lot of baggage. He was fired from USC after his bout with alcoholism began to be a detriment to his team.

Also, he is currently at Alabama serving as an offensive analyst. With Kiffin gone, we very well may see Nick Saban promote him to offensive coordinator.

Ever since he was fired as Oregon’s head coach, many mentioned the name of Mark Helfrich. Oregon’s offenses have been among the most explosive in the nation in the time he served as the team’s offensive coordinator and head coach.

But then again, his spread, up-tempo attack is probably a little too much of a change in Baton Rouge. That style of offense can be detrimental at times as it leaves your defense on the field for long periods of time.

LSU finally ended up getting their man on Wednesday as they hired Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Matt Canada. It was reported by Bruce Feldman that Canada and LSU met on Tuesday.

Canada looks to be a great hire for the Tigers.

His Pittsburgh offense averaged 42 points a game this season. This was achieved through terrific balance as they produced 2,700 rushing yards, along with 2,600 yards through the air.

LSU had to move quickly. Not having an offensive coordinator has really hurt them on the recruiting trail.

In less than a month, two quarterbacks that were strong commits for LSU have backed out due to the program’s uncertainty.

Pocket passer Myles Brennan re-opened his recruitment just days after Orgeron mentioned in his introductory press conference that he wanted a “dual-threat” quarterback.

Just one day after Canada was officially hired as the new offensive coordinator, Brennan re-committed to the Tigers.

On Monday, dual-threat St. James QB Lowell Narcisse de-committed. Narcisse was originally committed to Auburn, but he flipped to LSU last year.

Knowing the direction of the Tiger offense for the future will go a long way in trying to get more guys to come to Baton Rouge.