LSU made a couple of important moves to its coaching staff on Saturday.
The Tigers reached a three-year contract extension with offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and promoted defensive line coach Ed Orgeron to recruiting coordinator, according to a report from The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger.
Cameron’s current contract was set to expire on March 31 and the offensive coordinator’s status was in flux after LSU’s offense hit a wall during the second half of the regular season. The Tigers finished the season ranked 44th in scoring offense with 32.8 points per game and 39th in total offense with 437.3 yards per game.
Cameron will enter his fourth season as LSU’s offensive coordinator with a ton of returning talent, including rising juniors Brandon Harris and Heisman candidate Leonard Fournette.
Dellenger reported that Cameron’s contract will follow a similar format to newly-hired defensive coordinator Dave Aranda, who left Wisconsin for Baton Rouge, La., in January.
Orgeron will enter his second year with the program in 2016. He replaces Frank Wilson, who left LSU to become the head coach at Texas-San Antonio in January. Orgeron is widely regarded as one of the best recruiters in the country.