On the day LSU introduced new defensive coordinator Dave Aranda, Tigers coach Les Miles also dropped some news regarding his top-ranking offensive assistant.
Miles told the media after Aranda’s introductory press conference that offensive coordinator Cam Cameron was staying at LSU and that the school was working on a new contract with Cameron, according to The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger and NOLA.com’s Ron Higgins. LSU athletic director Joe Alleva confirmed the news.
LSU finished 43rd in scoring this season (32.8 points per game) and 39th in total offense (437.3 yards per game). The offense was mostly led by star tailback Leonard Fournette, who ran for 1,953 yards and 22 touchdowns during his sophomore campaign.
But Cameron was heavily scrutinized after LSU’s offense sputtered during a three-game losing streak in November. Many pundits and fans urged Miles and Cameron to shift away from the conservative, pro-style offense that has existed in Baton Rouge for several years now. Miles has been mum regarding his team’s offensive philosophy, but said he would look into modifying the offense for the 2016 season.
Cameron has served as LSU’s offensive coordinator since 2013 after spending 11 seasons coaching in the NFL.