Published January 17, 2012
| Sports Network
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 GoDaddy.com 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."