Cam Cameron’s three-year extension will pay the LSU offensive coordinator $300,000 less than he made in 2015, according to Jim Kleinpeter of The Times-Picayune.
Cameron, 55, made $1.5 million last year, but will make $1.2 million in 2016 after his contract extension was approved by the LSU Board of Supervisors on Friday. His salary will rise to $1.25 million in 2017 and $1.3 million in 2018, although there is an additional $125,000 available to Cameron per year in incentive-based pay.
In 2015, LSU finished sixth in scoring in the SEC with 32.8 points per game, a significant improvement from the 27.6 points per game in 2014 that was second-worst in the conference.
Cameron first arrived at LSU in 2013 after 11 seasons in the NFL. He spent five seasons as the offensive coordinator of the San Diego Chargers, one season as head coach of the Miami Dolphins and five seasons as the Baltimore Ravens’ offensive coordinator. He was fired during the 2012 season, which ended with a Super Bowl victory for the Ravens.