By title, new LSU wide receivers coach Dameyune Craig is responsible for the wideouts, but he is also lending a helping hand to the players tasked with getting those receivers the ball.
Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron has given Craig the ‘green light’ to aid the team’s quarterbacks.
“Coach Cameron’s been really open-minded about me being here and, when the guys come to me, (I) give them any information that I know,” Craig told The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger. “That’s been outstanding because I don’t want to step on people’s toes. I understand that you don’t need a million people talking to the quarterbacks, but he’s given me the green light any time I’ve seen anything to give the guys advice.”
Craig most recently served as Auburn’s co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach, but prior to that stint, he was the quarterbacks coach at Florida State for three seasons. Craig — a former Auburn quarterback — has fostered a relationship with projected LSU starting quarterback Brandon Harris.
“(Brandon has) been a kid that’s been a sponge,” Craig said. “He’s willing to learn.”
LSU coach Les Miles has expressed encouragement during spring practice about an improved passing attack, an aspect of the offense Miles has often talked about expanding. The Tigers ranked 11th out of 14 SEC teams in passing yards per game last season. The heavy reliance on running back Leonard Fournette contributed to the team’s struggles down the stretch, as it lost three consecutive games following a 7-0 start.
Together, Craig and Cameron hope to rejuvenate the Tigers’ offense next season.
“As long as we’re on the same page…Coach Cameron and myself, we meet all day,” Craig said. “I understand what he’s looking for, and I’m learning a lot from him. He’s been an open book for me, as far as his knowledge and his information. It’s been so much fun.”