16:45 LRN Sportscast December 29

LSU’s Matt Canada told reporters covering the Citrus Bowl he’d love to remain the offensive coordinator of the Tigers. Multiple media reports say Canada will leave the program following Monday’s game against Notre Dame, because of differences with Head Coach Ed Orgeron. Canada says the focus right now is beating the Fighting Irish…
cut 3 (05) “…get to 10 wins”
Canada says speculation about his future has not impacted the players.

On the defensive side of the football, the Tigers will need to figure out how to stop Notre Dame running back Josh Adams, who has rushed for 1,386 yards and nine touchdowns. Senior defensive end Christian LaCourture says they’ll need to gang tackle Adams…
cut 18 (16) “…bring em down”
Kick-off on Monday is at noon in Orlando.

The Saints wrap up the regular season on Sunday against Tampa Bay. New Orleans has already locked up a postseason berth, a win against the Buccaneers gives them a division crown and homefield advantage next week in the first round of the playoffs. Who would be the best matchup for the Black and Gold next weekend? Saints Sideline reporter Kristian Garic says it could be dangerous to face either Atlanta or Carolina for a third time this season. He says Seattle may be the Saints best bet…
Cut 16 (17) “up facing.”
Kickoff Sunday is at 3:25pm on FOX.

In basketball tonight…the Pelicans can improve to 19-16 on the season, if they beat Dallas at the Smoothie King Center. The Mavericks are 11 and 25.

In college hoops…Sun Belt play gets underway….the Cajuns are at Little Rock, while ULM visits Arkansas State. The Warhawks have been picked to finish last in the Sun Belt, while UL Lafayette is projected to finish fifth.