The LSU Tigers have reportedly hired former Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron to fill that same position on Les Miles' staff.
UPDATE: Friday, Feb. 15, at 12:25 p.m. ET by Adam Wells
LSU head coach Les Miles announced that Cameron will be taking over as the team's offensive coordinator for next season, according to Michael Bonnette of LSUSports.net.
Cam Cameron, whose career includes head coaching positions at the NFL and collegiate levels, has been tabbed as LSU's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, head coach Les Miles announced on Friday.
Miles and Cameron served together on the Michigan coaching staff for seven years from 1987-93. Miles coached the offensive line for the Wolverines during that span, while Cameron coached quarterbacks and wide receivers.
Cameron had a bittersweet season in 2012 with the Baltimore Ravens. He was part of the staff for most of the season before being let go on December 10. The team then proceeded to win the Super Bowl thanks to the stellar play of quarterback Joe Flacco.
Reuniting with Miles could be just what Cameron needs to resurrect his career. Certainly their history together will make it easier for him to transition back to the college game.
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Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports tweeted the breaking news on Friday:
Bruce Feldman @BruceFeldmanCFB
Cam Cameron is LSU's new OC, a source just confirmed to CBS. Cameron and Miles have been tight for years.2/8/2013, 7:47:07 PM
This confirms a report this past Friday by Jim Kleinpeter of NOLA.com and theTimes-Picayune that noted the Tigers and Cameron were in negotiations. Kleinpeter also pointed out Cameron and Miles worked for seven years together at the University of Michigan.
Cameron was fired late in the NFL regular season by the Ravens, who went on to win the Super Bowl despite a rocky conclusion to a roller coaster 10-6 campaign. Joe Flacco won the big game's MVP award and thrived under the guidance of new play-caller Jim Caldwell in a way he previously hadn't.
Known for his complex schemes, it will be interesting to see how Cameron's talents translate to the college level. He has called plays exclusively in the pros with the Ravens and San Diego Chargers.
The Tigers have promising QB Zach Mettenberger and a talented backfield for Cameron to work with in 2013, and his hiring indicates a continued preference of pro-style offense as opposed to the spread.
Cameron's coaching career began at Michigan as a graduate assistant in 1983, where he eventually moved to the wide receivers and quarterbacks coach. He coached closely alongside Miles from 1987 to 1993, when the man they call "The Mad Hatter" served as the Wolverines' offensive line coach.
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