Rumors are swirling that Cam Cameron could be out as LSU’s offensive coordinator. Both Cameron and head coach Les Miles dismissed those rumors on Wednesday.
Cameron’s contract expired after the 2015 season and ESPN Baton Rouge’s Charles Hanagriff said that Cameron appeared to be leaving Baton Rouge, La.
“To the best of my knowledge through multiple sources, I believe this to be true,” Hanagriff said according to ESPN Baton Rouge’s James Haralson.
Cameron and Miles have since disregarded that rumor. Miles told ESPN’s Marty Smith that he hadn’t heard anything about Cameron’s departure.
“I’ve been told nothing of the sort,” Miles said according to Smith. “As described by Cam, zero credibility.”
Cameron immediately went out to refute the rumors.
“I’m not going anywhere,” Cameron said according to LSU Sports Information Director Michael Bonnette. “No truth to it whatsoever.”
LSU’s offense fell apart under Cameron’s watch in 2015 after defenses found a way to shut down star tailback Leonard Fournette. The Tigers still ranked a respectable 39th in total offense with an average of 437.3 total yards per game and 43rd in the country with an average of 32.8 points per game.
Cameron also has yet to develop quarterback Brandon Harris into a reputable threat in the offense. Many pundits and fans alike also want to see LSU shift from a traditional, pro-style offense to more of a wide open, spread attack.