Much of the focus this spring has been on LSU’s supposed expanding passing game.
Even wide receiver Malachi Dupre expects the Tigers to make major strides in that area, and the same goes for offensive coordinator Cam Cameron.
In an interview with The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger, Cameron discussed just that, explaining how LSU has even changed the way it practices the passing game.
“I think we went back and looked at what we did with Jarvis (Landry), Odell (Beckham), Zach (Mettenberger),” Cameron said, via Dellenger. “Now, Zach was just a pocket passer. It was a little bit easier to practice the passing game when you weren’t working on zone read, out-of-pocket, mobility throws. With Zach, you had no boots and nakeds, basically no sprint-outs, no zone read. We were able to hone in on a very specific part.
“What’s a little bit different now is our guys aren’t 6-5. The pocket passing game is not our strength. Now, we’ve kind of tweaked it. The practice schedules are very similar now to what they were then. We still do some of the zone-read stuff. Brandon’s obviously good at it.”
And now that Cameron, preparing for his third season in Baton Rouge, has inked a new three-year deal, he has the long-term commitment in place to implement such changes.
Cameron’s new contract, however, caused a bit of confusion among Tigers fans. While the new contract extended Cameron’s stay at LSU, it also handed him a pay cut.
According to Dellinger, Cameron’s 2015 salary was $1.5 million, part of his first three-year contract that totaled $3.4 million. He signed a new three-year deal paying him $1.2 million in the first year, $1.25 million in the second and $1.3 million in the third year.
However, Cameron discounted the notion that he was taking a pay cut.
“Pay raises, pay cuts mean zero to me,” Cameron said.