ORLANDO, Fla. — Newly hired LSU offensive coordinator Matt Canada is home with his family and won't join the team until after the Tigers' game against Louisville on Saturday in the Citrus Bowl. 

Orgeron wanted to "keep everything the same," with regards to his staff, he said.

"Got very positive energy on the staff right now," Orgeron said Friday during a bowl news conference. "Thought it was the best thing for him to go home with his family and come to work after."

Orgeron hired Canada away from Pittsburgh two weeks ago. He is expected to be join the staff on Sunday. He remained with the Panthers over the last two weeks, coaching them in their loss in the Pinstripe Bowl on Wednesday.

Orgeron said he watched "a little bit" of Pitt's game against Northwestern.  

"Was watching film," he said. "Turned it on and the tight end missed the ball in the end zone."

Herron not on trip

Reserve defensive lineman Frank Herron did not travel with the team to Orlando, Orgeron announced Friday, expected news after Herron missed Wednesday's practice.

"Frank Herron didn’t make it because of academics," Orgeron said. "We’re going to miss him. Strictly because of academics. He’ll be back with us in the spring."

Herron was suspended for LSU's season opener this year at Wisconsin. He was believed to be the only player absent from LSU's first Orlando-based bowl practice Wednesday.

Deondre Clark and Rashard Lawrence are two player who could see more playing time in Herron's absence.  

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