Wisconsin names Matt Canada offensive coordinator

Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bret Bielema named Matt Canada as the team's new offensive coordinator on Tuesday.

Canada spent last season with Northern Illinois and helped the Huskies to an 11-3 mark, a Mac Championship and a victory over Arkansas State in the Bowl.

"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."

Last season marked Canada's second stint with Northern Illinois. He spent six seasons with the Huskies from 1998-2003 as a running backs coach (1998-2000), quarterbacks coach (2001-2002) and offensive coordinator (2003).

"I'm truly excited for the opportunity to come to Wisconsin," Canada said. "It's a program that I've followed closely for a number of years. I've always been impressed with their tradition, especially offensively with their style of play, and I can't wait to be a part of that."