BATON ROUGE – 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 also announced on Friday that Greg Studrawa will return to his role as offensive line coach and that Steve Kragthorpe will take an administrative job on the football staff. Studrawa has spent the past two seasons serving in a dual capacity as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach, while Kragthorpe coached the LSU’s quarterbacks for the past two years.
A native of Chapel Hill, N.C., Cameron has 29 years of coaching experience to his credit, 15 at the college level and 14 in the NFL. Six of his 29 years in coaching have come as a head coach as he served five years as a head coach at Indiana from 1997-2001 and then followed that with one season as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins in 2007.
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.
Prior to his five years in Baltimore, Cameron served as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins in 2007 going 1-15 in his only season as a NFL head coach.
Cameron had tremendous success as the offensive coordinator of the San Diego Chargers from 2002-06, helping the franchise to the playoffs twice, going 14-2 record in 2006 and 12-4 mark in 2004.
In 2006, Cameron’s play-calling helped the Chargers lead the NFL in scoring with 492 points and Tomlinson was named the NFL’s MVP by the Associated Press after setting a franchise record with 1,815 rushing yards and 31 total touchdowns. Six members of the Charger offensive unit were named to the Pro Bowl that year.
Future Hall of Fame quarterback Brees got his first NFL start under Cameron as he spent four of his first five years in the league with the new LSU offensive coordinator. Cameron was named the NFL Offensive Assistant Coach of the Year by SportsIllustrated.com in 2004 as Brees was selected to the Pro Bowl along with being picked the NFL Comeback Player of the Year and Most Improved Player of the Year.
In four years under Cameron, Brees threw for over 12,000 yards and 79 touchdowns, while Tomlinson rushed for over 1,300 yards each season. in basketball.