Last night is was reported that the LSU Tigers were offering Cam Cameron the job of offensive coordinator on Les Miles staff. Today comes word that Cameron has accepted the job as the Tigers new offensive coordinator, per a report from CBS Sports’ Bruce Feldman.
Cameron was infamously fired by the Baltimore Ravens when the team was 9-4 and starting to lose games. Many viewed Cameron as a scapegoat, but there apparently isn’t any bad blood between the coach and his former team. The Ravens went as far as to give Cameron a Super Bowl ring to show they harbored no ill-will towards one another.
So after getting fired by a team with a winning record and watching them win a Super Bowl from his couch, Cameron is still getting treated as though he was a member of that team. From the Super Bowl ring to this new high profile job at an SEC school, Cameron is quickly rebounding from an embarrassing finish to his 2012 season.
In joining Les Miles staff in Baton Rouge, Cameron is reuniting with a former coaching partner as the two served on the same staff as assistants at Michigan back in the late 80s and early 90s.
From there the two men have taken entirely different paths in their coaching careers. While Cameron has spent the last decade in the NFL, Miles has made a name for himself at LSU, winning a National Championship in 2008 with his only NFL job being a brief stint as the Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends coach from 1998-2000.
But they’re together again on the same staff in very powerful roles. Cameron is getting late credit as the man who crafted Joe Flacco into the Super Bowl MVP quarterback he is today and that Super Bowl ring, in combination with Miles’ national championship are going to be useful recruiting tools in the future.