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What is Les Miles thinking….???

By on February 11th, 2013 in Member Post 5 Comments »

Have you heard the news?  LSU’s Les Miles has hired former Baltimore Raven OC Cam Cameron.  And the tiger faithful aren’t to happy about it.

Looking back in December after Baltimore Ravens lost to the Washington Redskins Coach John Harbaugh fired Cameron citing that the offense wasn’t getting it done. After allowing some time to pass (and right after the Super Bowl) Cameron was quoted as saying that his firing was a “brilliant move”.  That it caused everyone on that team to “look in the mirror”. Obviously a well seasoned professional when it comes to presenting bad news like getting fired.

Cameron is known as a disciple of the “Air Coryell” offense popularized by Don Coryell’s late-70s San Diego Chargers teams.  And he has some history with successful quarterbacks. At Michigan, he tutored future NFL quarterbacks Elvis Grbac and Todd Collins as QB coach from 1990-93, working alongside Michigan assistant and future boss coach Les Miles. With the Washington Redskins, he coached Gus Frerotte to his only Pro Bowl.

The faithful seem to have wanted an up and coming shooting star… while AU can’t say much… it’s amazing that LSU has been a part of the conversation at all when it comes to “big games”. 

Only time will tell if this was a wise move… or the move that puts Miles out of his misery at LSU.





  1. soileaume says:

    What the heck is WDE talking about when he says that Lsu is not excited about Cam Cameron? Everyone that I have talked to at LSU is very excited and we expect big things from Cam. Cam is an experience NFL coach and will do wonders for the struggles that LSU has had when it comes to quarterbacks. I also don’t understand his comment about “big games” or “put Miles out of his misery”. If I were an Auburn fan, I would never throw stones when looking at LSU/Auburn football history. I think WDE will be recalling his comments during football season. I think WDE should probably bad mouth a team that Auburn can beat!

    • Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

      …..Both teams have a lot of rebuilding to do, so it’s tough to even get a feel for what next fall’s matchup might be like in Baton Rouge. I do know Auburn has not won there since 1999, and we’ve also lost 5 of the last 6 against LSU. LSU has to replace a bunch of departures to the NFL, particularly on the defensive side. Auburn has to pick up the pieces from an absolute disaster of a season.

      …..For the record, Auburn 20-26-1 against LSU all-time in football.

      …..I loved watching Air Coryell back in the late 1970s/early 1980s, Had Dan Fouts and some fine receivers, John Jefferson, Kellen Winslow, Charlie Joiner, and Wes Chandler. Chuck Muncie was a talented running back in that scheme, but fumble-prone. Auburn backs James Brooks and Lionel James had a boat-load of receptions in that system, too.

      …..Basically what that offense does is to put speedy tight ends and backs out there, throw to them, and force defenses to go to nickel and dime coverages. Then you run the ball. Sounds like it’s right up Les’ alley.

    • wde1988 wde1988 says:

      It will be interesting to watch, is for sure. But you can save your indignation please. This is just an opinion.

      Specifically I was referring to LSU’s defense keeping it in big games. But because the offense is not as equally yoked with talent LSU suffered. That was my take away in your loss of the national championship in 2011 and your loss against clemson in the bowl game this year.

      Baltimore looked awful during part of the season. And Cameron was fired for a reason. Just saying.

      No doubt he has helped some with QBs. But can he tune LSU into championship material?

      I think Les has put himself in a position to be criticised is all i am saying, especially if things turn out lukewarm.


  2. Orange Talon Orange Talon says:

    I peronally think it was a good hire. In the couple of LSU games I watched last year, it was obvious to me that LSU’s pass game was off, and I couldn’t figure out if it was play calling or the QB or both. Cameron should make the QB better, and if he does, I believe they will be as good offensively as any team in the SEC.

    War Eagle!