LSU hopes that Cameron’s hiring, which could be announced this week, re-charges a troubled offense.
Cameron was fired after Week 14 by the Ravens, who were 9-4 and slumping offensively after a 31-28 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins. They only used the no-huddle four plays in Cameron’s last game but rebounded to win Super Bowl XLVII with a 34-31 win vs. the San Francisco 49ers last week under Jim Caldwell as the play-caller.
Cameron was an assistant coach at Michigan along with current LSU coach Les Miles from 1987-93. Miles is looking for help because the Tigers had an offense that ranked 77th in Division I and just 90th in passing under Greg Studrawa last season despite being 10-3.
Studrawa is expected to shift to coaching the offensive line again after two years as the coordinator.
In LSU’s three losses, it couldn't possess the ball long enough to win games they had in control in a 21-17 loss to eventual national champion Alabama and a 25-24 Chick-fil-A Bowl loss to Clemson.
The coaching staff for the Ravens will remain intact for 2013, which is a plus considering that Super Bowl-winning teams can lose position coaches to promotions elsewhere.
“I have not gotten a call or a letter from another organization asking to interview one of our coaches, so we will have some continuity there,” Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome said last week.
Linebackers coach Ted Monachino was rumored to be a candidate for the defensive coordinator job with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles hired Billy Davis, a linebackers coach from the Cleveland Browns, instead.
The addition of Juan Castillo as run-game coordinator only will bolster the ranks under coach John Harbaugh. Ray Rice shared more of the workload with rookie Bernard Pierce as they proved to be a difficult tandem to stop in the second half of the season.